he Palm Pre smartphone, along with the company's much-anticipated webOS operating system, has had quite the buzz building up since its splashy launch in January. While the Pre isn't perfect, it definitely does not disappoint: we found the webOS interface clean, engaging, and intuitive. Our main issues were with the hardware itself.

The glossy-black Palm Pre has a uniquely curved slider body that's dominated by its 3.1in, 320-by-480-pixel capacitive touch display. The screen slides up and curves slightly toward you, a design intended to resist glare and make the phone feel comfortable in your hand and against your face. Especially in brightly lit environments, the slight angle made viewing the screen easier than on the average phone.