Andy Ihnatko on the Palm Pre:
Yesterday, I led off my thoughts about the Palm Pre (available right now from Sprint for $199 with contract). The takeaways: I think the keyboard is horrible and the user interface of Palm’s new WebOS isn’t terribly elegant. In places, it’s actively clumsy and confusing. Palm has a lot of work ahead of them to before the Pre will be called up from AAA ball and play in the big leagues alongside iPhones, Blackberries, and Google Phones.
Wow, for a while there I thought I was on crazy pills a’la Will Ferell in Zoolander when it came to Palm’s WebOS. After playing with the Pre for a few hours, I didn’t come away thinking that the OS was as intuitive or as sexy as everyone else kept making it out to be. I sort of attributed it to some subconcious Apple bias taking hold of me. Meanwhile, some sites like Engadget boldly claimed that the Pre’s OS was arguably more slick than the iPhone’s. I had no idea what was going on, but alas, Ihnatko has made me sane again.
You can check out Ihnatko’s full review of the Pre at the Chicago Sun-Times over here.