Engadget Reviews webOS 2.0 ➝

Joshua Topolsky:

Despite some issues, webOS 2.0 is probably neck and neck with iOS4 when it comes to polish and ease of use, and that’s a pretty huge thing for Palm. This isn’t just a good OS, it’s a great OS, and the updates in this version have made it even better. It’s obvious that when combined with even slightly better hardware, it’s also a fast experience that makes it easy to get real work done.

He likes the software but really wishes Palm would step up their game on the hardware side of things. And, I agree. Every time I stop into a cell phone store I always take a few minutes to play around with a Palm Pre and a Pixi. Inevitably I end up with the same conclusion, webOS is fantastic but current Palm hardware leave something to be desired.

What keeps me hopeful is a recent rumor published by The Taiwan Economic News stating that Palm has 5-6 new handsets in the works. If just one of those devices has a decent sized screen and a software keyboard, it’ll be enough for me to stand up and take notice.