Saturday, January 10, 2009

Palm Pre

I've had a Palm since 1996 - back when it was a US Robotics Pilot. I loved it and used it every day.

But slowly the Palm platform fell into obscurity and was overtaken by the likes of the iPhone. The concept of a PDA and phone (and music player) all rolled into one is pretty awesome. Plus the iPhone did what no other PDA challenger did - they captured the simplicity and ease of use that the Palm device offered.

But now it seems like Palm are back with their Palm Tre phone. It shamelessly copies a lot of iPhone innovations but it also seems to extend a lot of iPhone functionality and has a few other neat features to boot (removable battery, wireless charging, etc).

Check out Engadgets round up here and Gizmodo's comparison with iPhone and the Google G1 here.

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