James Kendrick and Kevin Tofel from jkOnTheRun have posted a “tag team” article with their first impressions of the Palm Pres they purchased today. It’s well worth a read.
The upshot of their impressions so far indicate that the early reviews were pretty much right on the mark. It would appear that the biggest drawbacks of the device may only be those one might reasonably expect from 1.0 versions of hardware and soffware.
Barring any major flaw or issues that arise in, say, the next 30 days, it seems to me Palm engineering has pulled off a very impressive feat. This is all the more impressive, in my opinion, because outside of engineering the rest of Palm has done little more than a floundering, bumbling series of mis-steps.