With all the buzz leading up to the Palm Pre launch, you would think that the Pre would kill off all other smartphones. The other phones are still alive I am happy to report for the sake of my trusty BlackBerry Bold. The Pre officially launched and I finally got the chance to get my hands on it. It didnâ€™t disappoint as it has some key distinguishing features like a GUI optimized for real multitasking.
Apple once again has taken the blogosphere by storm with their latest iteration of the iPhone and its software. The Palm Pre was released just this Saturday and the blogs were ablaze with chatter (until today) with all things Pre. Earlier this month, Google's Android development team released the much anticipated cupcake update (Firmware 1.5). With all the news coming at breakneck speed, it's difficult to stay abreast of all the developments and all the details. Below is an attempt to highlight the hardware differences between four devices, the iPhone 3G, the new iPhone 3GS, the Palm Pre, and the HTC G1 in a concise table. As you can see, the hardware is very closely matched.
The Palm Pre will launch on June 6. There has been a lot of discusion about when the Pre would launch on Sprint's network, but we believe the date is official after spotting Sprint a ad that features a countdown timer to June 6. The advertisements will likely point to Sprint's Now Network Pre landing page.