Behold the Palm Pre, but is it really an iPhone killer?
Over the next couple of months, the smartphone wars really hot up; Apple are expected to pile in with two new iPhone handsets, while Google and T-Mobile attempt to snatch more of the market with their new G2 phone.
Meanwhile, there's all sorts of trouser-stretching excitement over the new Palm Pre. Those in the know who have had a hands-on fiddle reckon it could be an iPhone killer, but unless it comes with Flight Control pre-installed (personal best currently 114) it's unlikely. That said, it looks very impressive; PC Pro have managed to get hold of a Pre and it does look special:
Is it enough to stop the Apple juggernaut? Probably not, but then it's unlikely Palm want that mainstream market, and will be happy to reel in existing Palm owners and business users who think the iPhone is for kids. Which it's not, obviously - Flight Control is very, very serious business.