Gizmos

The iPhone Killer?

Palm, which created the smartphone market, now seems like a relic, but might the company be back on the scene with its new phone, the Pre? Walter Mossberg at The Wall Street Journal calls it “a beautiful, innovative and versatile hand-held computer that's fully in the iPhone's class.” Naming it the “strongest rival to the iPhone to date,” Mossberg writes “The Pre's biggest advantage over the iPhone is that, in addition to sporting an elegant touch-screen interface that matches or exceeds Apple's, the new Palm device has a real physical keyboard that slides out from its curved body.” David Pogue at The New York Times concurs, calling the Pre “an elegant, joyous, multitouch smartphone; it’s the iPhone remixed. … That the Pre even comes close to succeeding is astonishing.”