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Press Reaction to the Palm Pre

As we’ve been working on applications for the Palm Pre, lots of people have been asking us a lot of questions, most of which we couldn’t really answer yet.

One of the big areas people asked about was what the phone was like. And we just weren’t allowed to say that much to date. But with the launch only two days away, the press has been given a look at the phone, and the response has been overwhelming. And I’m not talking about the Palm trade press, but folks who have been pretty hard to impress, including some big fans of Apple products for years, people like David Pogue, and Walter Mossberg.

So I thought I’d share with you some of the recent articles:

We’re excited to see such leading journalists in the tech space share our enthusiasm for this great new platform. We’re ready to build more great apps for the platform, too, so if you’re interested in how we can help, give us a shout.

  • Any ETA on when you can talk about what WebOS development is like?

  • Ian McFarland

    We’ve talked about it some in the press already, but we get to say a little more with each passing week. Unfortunately a lot of the nitty-gritty details have to wait until Palm makes the SDK more publicly available. But the short version: It’s really nice to be able to develop ‘native’ apps with Javascript, HTML and CSS. Not the same as web development, but similar level of effort, and that’s a big deal.

  • It’s hard to believe that it is finally (almost) here! Just posted a similar entry on my blog: [Here Comes the Palm Pre]( with all the coverage today. I can’t wait to be able to talk more about the Pre–and to create more apps for it too!

  • Can you say anything more about the dev experience now that the phone is officially in the wild?

    Very much on the fence regarding acquiring one — and yet so tempted due to what I hear about the development model of HTML, JSS, and JavaScript.

    I assume that the “API”, such as it is, is available via JavaScript that proxies for native code?

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