Friday, January 9, 2009

Palm Pre WebOS

Palm unveiled the new WebOS which powers the Palm Pre smart phone. Applications for the Palm WebOS can be built with standard web development tools, which means you can carry forward your HTML and Javascript skills to the platform.

From a user's perspective, the focus of the WebOS seems to be convergence - it provides the ability to merge emails from multiple mailboxes, combine multiple contact lists (MS Outlook, GMail etc) with social networks such as Facebook, and calendars. It enables users to run multiple applications simultaneously, switching between them just as one would switch between multiple browser tabs.

The Palm Pre itself packs quite a punch with bluetooth, 802.11g WiFi, GPS, 8GB storage, accelerometer, touch screen and a sliding keyboard. Palm Pre units will be available to Sprint customers.

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