Not sure what might be missing and it is encouraging to find out that Palm has already acknowledged these issues and is committed to address in the near term but still not great news on the device --below is from my corporate IT--we are a Fortune 500 company with lots of field employees:
"Palm Pre Wireless Device
The much anticipated release of the Palm Pre, running the Palm web Operating System (webOS), is now publicly available. However, due to multiple security related features not included in the current version of the operating system, IT is unable to effectively support the device within the organization.
We have been informed by Palm representatives that updates for the webOS to resolve these features will be released in the near future. Once the required security features have been released to the public, IT will begin the process of approving the use of the device for wireless email access. Additional information will be made available as we receive regular updates from Palm."
I do remember a similar issue with the Iphone when it first launched but it got resolved too.
Anybody care to hazard a guess? It might be that our company requires a password protection and auto-timeout if the device is left alone.