Geeks are raving about Palm’s new Pre phone and Linux-based Web OS, which is looking like the hit of the show. I was fortunate enough to get a sneak peek at the device last month and my write-up on it for Newsweek is here. The Pre is a slick looking slider phone with an OS that leapfrogs the competition and features that iPhone users have been craving. Some specs from my Newsweek piece:
The phone has 8 gigabytes of storage, which is decent but not great; it can run Adobe Flash, and can cut, copy and paste, which iPhone can’t; it supports multimedia messaging service (MMS) so you can send text messages with photos attached, which iPhone can’t do; it has a 3 megapixel camera and a flash, which iPhone lacks. There’s a button that lets you buy music from Amazon’s download store. Then there’s the multitasking. Want to talk on the speakerphone while browsing the Web and entering stuff in your calendar? No problem. Palm expects people will keep 15 to 20 applications open at the same time.