Palm recently announced that a minor update to webOS will be pushed to end-user devices over the next few days. webOS 1.2.1 repairs an issue with Microsoft Exchange, and re-enables syncing with iTunes 9.0.1.
What is missing from this discussion is that Apple is pushing the limits of permissible vertical integration between iTunes & iPod. If iTunes continues to be the de facto online music store, then Apple will have to follow at least one of two courses of action:
1. Open iTunes sync to third party devices. 2. Decouple the iTunes Store from the iTunes application.
US &/or EU regulators will not forever allow Apple to dominate both online music store & portable music player markets and use exclusive vertical integration between iTunes & iPod to lock out would be competitors.
Palm's doing this because they're about to fail....
I've heard rumor that Palm is hemorrhaging cash to the point where they're about to fail. Palm has already violated the USB licensing agreement, and is ignoring it because they're going to go under either way.
This is unfortunate- the Palm Pre is a good second choice to the iPhone.
a touch screen, bluetooth, internet and music long long before the iphone had any of that. They just never caught on and people just didn't have enough love to give. I do cry. I think the biggest fail for palm was going with Sprint. Both companies are... (continues)