An exciting phone, at least in the demos, which makes it a worthy alternative to the iPhone or Android device for the jet-setter.
The Palm Pre features Palm proprietary webOS, which utilizes an interesting card based metaphor, and boasts a 3.1-inch touch screen with a gesture bar below, a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 8GB of storage, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/GPS, and a 3-megapixel camera with flash. I think one of the interesting things about this phone is just how central a role the internet plays in the operating system. The way it pulls data from various web services, and melds it into its own framework is very promising. Apple and Android do the same to a degree, but with only there own proprietary networks. I do wonder why we would expect these web apps. to be any better than web apps. optimised for the iPhone, a strategy that directed allot of criticism towards Apple.
Watch a pre UI demo here and find more info. here.