Objects Of Desire #1 - Palm Pre smartphone
MY name is Steven and I'm a gadgetaholic.
There, I've confessed, and I'm feeling better already. And the current object of my unfathomable desire? The Palm Pre smartphone, unveiled last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Who'da thunk it, eh? Palm, one-time kings of the PDA world coming out with what looks like being the first really serious contender to Apple's all-conquering iPhone.
I'm guessing that anyone who invested in a T-Mobile G1, the first mobile phone to use Google's Android platform, might just be working out how to kick their own backsides 'round about now... the curse of the early adopter, eh!
Look at the subtle, curved sliding design of the Pre - it's truly a thing of beauty.
And it's certainly no slouch in the hardware department, either. Here's a quick run-down: