Apps, apps, apps and apps.
Well first things first. The app store is.......not very good. Compare to all other app stores this one is rubbish. Someone buys and iPhone for fun and they get fun apps plus the business apps and other productive apps. Buy a Blackberry and you get all the productive apps too and the fun ones. Buy a Pre and you get.....games, games and more games, oh and some quotes by well known / not so well known people be they dead or alive.
Now what i was expecting when i got my hands on the Pre is what Palm told me i was going to get, apps that go further! Not the case is it. Life moves fast, don't miss a thing. Yes life does move fast and yes you might miss quite a bit. I can't plan a journey by car. rail or tube, i can't keep up with national news as it happens, i can't book a cinema ticket and plan a train journey around that etc etc etc.
Coming from a platform that has all the apps you needed for travel, news and sport to a platform that does not have one single app marketed towards the UK user for the above is a let down. The multitasking is top stuff but apart from the apps out of the box there are no apps that can take advantage of it.
If Palm does go developers will not want to hang around, they will of course look at the Apple OS and Android. Developers who have made the nice shiny apps for other platforms such as Blackberry, Apple and Android are not doing what Palm hoped for and they are to blame for that. Palm have handled the whole app thing very very bad. Just an example, Palm sent an email around to UK users the other day and in it where comments about how great the app store was and a link to their website. Very few of the apps on the website are there in the app store.
With the new Apple OS being released very soon dont expect developers to be developing for webOS, not that they are now as the money is on other platforms and not here i'm afraid.