unveiled its overhauled operating system alongside a touch-screen smartphone, in
a bid to claw back share from competitors such as Apple.
operating system – the Palm WebOS – was developed under the watch of Palm
executive chairman and former Apple chief, Jon Rubenstein, who was one of the
key executives responsible for the iPod.
been developing the operating system, which is set to rival Android, since
2007. The company was the pioneer of touch-screen phones with the Treo, but has
been steadily losing share to the iPhone, RIM’s Blackberry, and other similar
smartphone, the Pre, is a touch screen device with GPS, Wi-Fi and a slide out
full keyboard. It currently runs on America’s
CDMA phone network and is incompatible with European mobiles, but a 3G version
that could go on sale in Europe is currently
phone easily consolidates multiple communication services such as instant
messaging, text messaging and social networks such as Facebook, and multiple