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Palm Pre Is the Most Open Mobile Platform on the Market

Jul 28, 2009, 03:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Yager)

"The $299 that Sprint charges to let you out of the store with the Pre isn't justified by the phone's out-of-the-box features, and the anemic App Catalog presents few opportunities to elevate the device to the capabilities of others in its lofty price range. The Pre isn't a bad phone, but it's simply not worth the $200 to $250 premium over the BlackBerry Curve, the T-Mobile G1, and the iPhone 3G.

"I grabbed my Pre on June 6, but it wasn't until July 16 that I figured out where Pre, and Palm's WebOS platform, actually fit in the market for professional mobile devices. On July 16, Palm released the SDK for WebOS, a set of tools and documentation that Palm had, inexplicably, withheld. Why, I wondered, did Palm want to keep the SDK out of power users' and developers hands when the WebOS platform was all about the ease with which new applications could be created in JavaScript?"

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