Palm webOS Inspiring Additional Apps from Developers
The competition is brutal, with Apple executive Jon Rubinstein revealing updated versions of their own webOS smartphones at the CES show in Vegas last week. The Apple phones will be marketed through Verizon Wireless at the end of the month, and the two Palm smartphones will also be availagble, through AT&T.
Since Palm released the Pre and Pixi smartphones last year through Sprint Nextel, Apple's iPhone has taken their spotlight. As a result, Palm has upped the anty by releasing their new smartphones with extra features and new designs, including double the storage capacity of the Pre Plus, moving from 8GB to 16GB, still less than the iPhone, but a big upgrade by any means.
Some of Palm's new apps are already getting press, such as their HotSpot app, which enables the devices to located mobile wifi locations and use that connection to tether with other Palm devices, aka a local wifi cloud network. Additionally another app, a video application with uploading functionality, is looking promising.