Palm and Sprint launch the much anticipated and oddly named Palm Pre next week Saturday (and an odd day to launch a phone) on June 6. Why did Palm and Sprint choose the 65th anniversary of D-Day (the Invasion of Normandy during World War II)? Do they see the Palm Pre as a combat attack on the iPhone and AT&T?
In any case, they chose a mere week before their D-Day to announce three previously unmentioned webOS features…
1. Palm Media Sync: Synchronize with Apple iTunes to transfer music, photos and videos. This feature will work with both Windows PCs and Macs.
2. Twitter in Universal Search: webOS will search Twitter as well as internal databases like contacts and external services like Google and Wikipedia.
3. App Catalog: I guess this wasn’t exactly a new announcement and definitely expected. But, an app store is a must these days. The only major platform that doesn’t have one at the moment is Windows Mobile.