Palm Pre, webOS Hands-On Review: Promising Software, Disappointing Device

Palm's first webOS device, the Pre, certainly marks a step in the right direction for the struggling handset maker: But a poor keyboard, weak battery life and questionable build quality, among other hardware disappointments, will likely hinder the Pre's success. That's a shame, given how promising the webOS software looks.
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Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.