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[News] Palm's Linux-powered Phones Challenge Apple

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The Palm Pre Will Be an iPhone Killer

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| After seemingly disappearing off the face of the earth while companies like 
| Nokia and RIM released multiple phones, and while Apple's iPhone 3G has 
| continued to enjoy immense popularity, Palm has finally hit back. The Pre is 
| considered a make-or-break release for Palm — the smartphone is built on an 
| entirely new Linux-based operating system called webOS.    



Palm opens up WebOS SDK

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| PALM IS opening up the software development kit for WebOS, its
| next-generation mobile operating system.


Palm Pré to arrive next month?

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| The much-hyped Palm Pré could be launched next month, according to Tweets
| posted by the head of one firm thought to be testing the would-be iPhone
| killer.
| Jim Van, CEO of Logicom, reportedly updated his Twitter feed last week to say
| that the phone’s release date will be 30 April.


Why Palm’s WebOS Could Shake up the Netbook World

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| 1. WebOS is the most attractive and intuitive Linux OS. Ever. Yes,
| distributions like Ubuntu and Linux Mint look nice, and I’m sure Android will
| make some waves in the netbook arena (Asus is rumored to be working on a
| system) but WebOS is far and away the most consumer-friendly mobile OS I’ve
| seen. It just looks polished and slick–and no offense–doesn’t feel like
| you’re using Linux. Given that Microsoft is considering selling crippled
| netbooks with a Starter edition of Windows 7 that can run only three apps
| simultaneously (presumably in the hopes of upselling to a premium version)
| Dell or another PC manufacturer would be wise to either inquire about
| licensing WebOS or acquire Palm outright.

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