Reading through PreCentral’s summary of improvements expected in the webOS 1.1 update for the Palm Pre…
I couldn’t help but wonder if the Pre was released much earlier than its developers would have liked and how unfinished is it at this stage?
The webOS 1.1 includes a lot of enterprise features like remote wipe, PIN/password features, and auto-lock after a period inactivity.
The Pre has a kind of iPhone consumer appeal with its gesture capable touch screen and web-centricity. This makes sense given that significant members of its design team came from Apple. On the other hand, its physical QWERTY keyboard provides a business look and quality to it. The enterprise focused webOS 1.1 feature updates should give it a bit more appeal to corporate types. And, you have to wonder if that “TBD” note for new applications with this release might have a business-centric appeal too.