Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Jun 2009 11:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The Palm Pre will hit the stores on Saturday, June 6, and it has a very important task to fulfil. Contrary to what the sensationlist media want you to believe, that task is not to dethrone the iPhone, but to save a flailing company. Palm requires for its very survival that the Pre and its brand-new operating system webOS is a success. CNet has taken the Palm Pre through its paces, and despite some flaws, they were quite pleased, especially on the software front. Update: Another review, from Engadget: "To put it simply, the Pre is a great phone, and we don't feel any hesitation saying that."
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Whilst it's a good thing that it presents as a (I presume mass-storage) USB device, that alone does not ensure it can *sync* with *nix desktop - particularly with regards contacts as the GP mentioned.

Unless the contacts and other DBs on the Pre are in a format that can be accessed and synch'ed with then being able to connect to the device will be a little pointless in that case.

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