Consumer Reports annual Cell Phone issue is out dated January 2011, titled Best new cellphones and plans. Review of 70+ phones.
I thought I would try to peruse it objectively. After reading several pages I didn't expect to see any mention of Palm phones or webOS. Highly pictured and discussed were android phones and many of the new Windows phones.
There was even a breakdown of operating systems, android, BB, iOS, and Windows, no mention of webOS. Then you get to the page where they make smartphone recommendations. For each of the major carriers 5 or 6 phones were recommended. Surprisingly the iPhone 4 didn't make the cut, however the iPhone 3s did.
One phone did make the cut for AT&T, Sprint and VZW; Yes! the Palm Pre/Plus was on each list meaning that only 13 other phones were recommended. To me this means Palm still has a fighting chance.