Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 8th Jan 2009 21:14 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Palm announced today the Palm Pre, the company's next generation Linux-based web tech-enabled operating system. It has a fast CPU, Wifi, Bluetooth with A2DP support, removable battery, 3.1" touchscreen 480x320 LCD, gesture-enabled UI at the bottom half of the phone's body, 3 MP camera with LED flash, multi-touch, accelerometer, slide-out keyboard, GPS, EVDO, and an impressive, fresh UI. Sprint will be the first carrier to sell the smartphone, at the first half of 2009. ArsTechnica has a nice write-up too.
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RE[2]: If only---
by ricegf on Fri 9th Jan 2009 18:21 UTC in reply to "RE: If only---"
ricegf
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2007-04-25

Not a'tall. I use Python on my N800 quite a lot, and performance is good enough even for animated games such as http://behexed.sourceforge.net for example. I suspect Ruby (and Python) would run just fine on Pre - if Palm is smart enough to permit it.

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RE[3]: If only---
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 9th Jan 2009 21:38 in reply to "RE[2]: If only---"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/u32q/benchmark.php?test=all&lang=...

Given the choice I'd rather have python. It seems to be faster on just about everything. (given my hobby of doing recreational math computational research, speed is desired, regardless of platform, for fun and profit.)

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RE[4]: If only---
by ricegf on Fri 9th Jan 2009 21:49 in reply to "RE[3]: If only---"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

Well, sure - Python would be my first choice as well (no offense to Ruby or Perl). My point is only that if Python is fast enough even on previous generation devices, I'm confident that next generation devices like the Pre could handle Ruby with no serious qualms.

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