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Palm Pre, Palm Pix, webOS Review from an iPhone Perspective -- Smartphone Round Robin

Palm Pre, Palm Pix, webOS Review from an iPhone Perspective -- Smartphone Round Robin

Rene Ritchie 30

My first smartphone was a Palm Treo 600 and so my last 2009 Smartphone Round Robin "away" review focusing on Palm's new webOS platform as embodied by the Palm Pre and Palm Pix does not lack for symmetry. Between the two, last year I reviewed the Palm Treo Pro which I quipped was more HTC than Palm, ran Windows Mobile and not a Palm-made OS, and had a keyboard that was hard to consider "...

Android Motorola Droid and HTC Hero Review from an iPhone Perspective -- Smartphone Round Robin

Android Motorola Droid and HTC Hero Review from an iPhone Perspective -- Smartphone Round Robin

Rene Ritchie 68

Google's Android was last year's "new thing", and while Palm's webOS takes that place this year, Android Central brings us their second generation hardware with the likes of the HTC Hero, and the 2.0 version of its OS with the Motorola Droid. That Google enjoys massive tech-geek cachet while at the same time maturing into two such different (potentially fractured?) sets of hardware and...