Palm’s new Pre phone and WebOS

To be honest I thought was so 90’s, but I think that after what they showed at CES, we can agree that Palm is back. My dad (who owns a Palm and loves it a lot) will be pleased. Palm presented a new new phone, called the Pre, which runs a new operating system: WebOS. The phone looks beautiful, it has al the usual smartphone features (Wifi, GPS, bluetooth etc.) and a slide out physical keyboard.

What makes it really interesting is its new operating system, however. WebOS, on which applications are built using… HTML, CSS and Javascript. That’s right folks. Access to device specific features is obtained through a “JSON service bus”. The OS looks very pretty and telling from this video:

I would almost admit it looks prettier and seems better throught out than the iPhone. Yes people, it is possible.

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