"The network operator will release the must-have device...."
Must have for who? The Reg "Journalists", iPhone haters and the Nerdcore?
A sad last gasp from a once reasonable company.
After watching previous Palm devices and Palm OS stagnate from lack of support and development, there is no way I would trust Palm again.
The will it / won't it sync with iTunes debacle is a good indicator of Palms desperation.
They are either too lazy / unable to develop their own music syncing software or are desperate to sell the device by piggybacking onto someone else's technology and success.
Palms protest about Apple blocking itunes syncing it laughable.
Itunes is Apples own software (continuously developed at Apples expense) used to sync with Apple hardware.
Defending Palm in this case is pathetic (and obviously only done by the Apple haters).
Would these people listen if Epson moaned that HP Printer drivers didn't support their devices?
Palm should develop their own support software for their own hardware, and not expect Apple to do the work for them. If they don't want to fund that development, then accept that your device will not offer those features.
Do the same detractors expect Apple to allow Microsofts Zune to sync with iTunes too?
Good luck with your 2 year contract with a Palm Pre. That contract is looking very likely to last a lot longer than Palm itself.