I just read his article.
His anger is directed mostly towards the press for thier acclaimation of the innovative features the Pre has, when, he feels (and some of the Apple loyals, as well) that Apple was the real innovator and that they should have recieved that credit.
After reading the article, I also read the comments. Some of them didn't even know that the pricing for the Pre was disclosed ($149 or 199 with contract and $349 or $399 without), and made insinuations that it would be unaffordable.
Some good thoughts were made though - why a replacable battery if the battery is good, it should outlast the whole phone, etc..
But, in the end, what I am seeing is not jealousy, but, anger of a threat to the iPhones originality in the marketplace.
They had to know it was coming. The reason the press made such a big deal was because this phone was so NOT like anything anyone expected from Palm, who, (lets all say it together folks kept reproducing the same mistakes over and over again.
This time, they got it right. They improved on the iPhone where it counts, and innovated where it really counts.
As one of the more level headed posters commented: "there is more than enough room in the smartphone market for both, if they are good enough."
And, as another said (paraphrasing):
"its up to Palm and Sprint now to follow through and make it all happen"
The smartphone arena has changed significantly with the Pre. Apple started it, and Palm took the ball and is running with it, full speed.
Nicely done, Palm!