How Palm Pre and webOS inspired the modern smartphone

Back when I was the mild-mannered tech support in a store, I got to try out some of the smartphones that would be available for sale in the coming days.

One that still sticks out to me the most, apart from the iPhone 4, is the Palm Pre. Headed up by a group of ex-Apple engineers, it was an attempt to give the market something else, even in 2009.