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Palm Pre Dances Nicely with Linux

Jul 07, 2009, 22:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Ferrill)

"Smart phones offer the ultimate combination of multiple gadgets like an MP3 player, PDA, camera and, of course, the cell phone. Apple set the standard high with the introduction of the original iPhone and has continued to improve on the original theme with new versions each year. This year's iPhone 3GS includes faster data rates, longer battery life and new features like voice command, a hardware compass for navigation and the ability to record movies.

"Palm was all but given up for dead with the majority of its market share taken by Blackberries, Windows Mobile phones and the iPhone. With the introduction of the Palm Pre at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Palm gave notice that the writing of their obituary was a little premature. The Palm Pre comes with an all new operating system based on Linux with an innovative user interface unlike anything else on the market. Linux makes it possible for the Pre to multitask and to leverage the work of the Linux community for application development."

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