Posted By RichC on March 17, 2015
Back before the smartphone market was narrowed down to two choices — Apple or Android — there was a phone company that sold a very compelling device beloved by professionals and consumers alike.
The Palm Pre matched Apple and Android in touchscreen prowess and also included a slide-out keyboard.
Sadly, Palm didn’t have the financial firepower to promote the phone heavily and stoke the fires of application development like its more resource-rich rivals. Palm also didn’t keep the Pre fresh. And when telcos like Verizon started cutting back on orders in favor of Droids, the Palm Pre faded from view.
Eventually, HP acquired Palm, but the integration took a long time, leaving the Pre suspended from the market.