Palm Pre makes Popular Mechanic's top gadgets of 2009

Palm Pre makes Popular Mechanic's top gadgets of 2009
With 2009 winding down, we have to look back and reflect on some big name phones to hit the market during a period of economic stress. Popular Mechanics has recently named the Palm Pre as one of “The 10 Most Brilliant Products of 2009.”  It's an exclusive list to be on; especially when you're included on a broad list of products. We've definitely had our fill of the Palm Pre which was first introduced in January to the world – bringing back some life to Palm since then. Hailed to some as Palm's saving grace, the Pre managed to enter the crowded market with their very own smooth looking WebOS platform. It brought along some great technologies that really made it revolutionary in a way – inductive charging comes into mind. Who knows what being on this prestigious list might do for the smartphone – hopefully it'll bring Palm back into the positive in terms of profit. You never know, 2009 may be known in the mobile world as the year of the Palm Pre.

source: Popular Mechanics via IntoMobile

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7 Comments

1. TheEclectic

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

Too bad Palm has failed miserably at setting up their app store. They made this great hardware device and forgot that in the last five years it has become less about the phone and more about what the phone can do in regards to applications, communication, and web integration. I was really pumped about getting the Pre (if and when it ever came to Verizon), but now I'm leaning heavily toward Android-based devices especially after seeing updates on Eclair.

3. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

The apps that are there have been downloaded 8M times, the more you all slobber over vzw the more you show biases on anything outside of the vzw umbrella

2. vmatikov

Posts: 55; Member since: Jan 28, 2009

Lol Palm Pre... Maybe if it's #10 on the Top 10 list.

4. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

What difference does it make what position it is, it's on the list

7. vmatikov

Posts: 55; Member since: Jan 28, 2009

Fair enough

5. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Palm Pre made list cheers to WebOS, the hardware itself is pretty garb, especially for a high end phone...

6. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Good thing you aren't an author for the mag because it's not just Web OS, a combination of software and hardware is what makes it interesting

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