Enterprise Mobility: Palm Pre Is a Standout in eWEEK Labs' Tests

By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2009-06-09 Print this article Print
Palm Pre Is a Standout in eWEEK Labs Tests

Palm Pre Is a Standout in eWEEK Labs Tests

by Andrew Garcia
Simply put, the Palm Pre is a beautiful smartphone, with clean lines, intuitive controls and a lovely screen. But the real star is Palm's long-awaited WebOS operating system, which offers easy-to-grasp controls that help the user move among simultaneously active applications. WebOS also seamlessly blends e-mail, contact and calendar data from multiple sources, and presents an intriguing development environment. While the Pre is mostly a success, significantly subpar battery life presents a major roadblock to adoption.
Andrew cut his teeth as a systems administrator at the University of California, learning the ins and outs of server migration, Windows desktop management, Unix and Novell administration. After a tour of duty as a team leader for PC Magazine's Labs, Andrew turned to system integration - providing network, server, and desktop consulting services for small businesses throughout the Bay Area. With eWEEK Labs since 2003, Andrew concentrates on wireless networking technologies while moonlighting with Microsoft Windows, mobile devices and management, and unified communications. He produces product reviews, technology analysis and opinion pieces for eWEEK.com, eWEEK magazine, and the Labs' Release Notes blog. Follow Andrew on Twitter at andrewrgarcia, or reach him by email at agarcia@eweek.com.

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