The latest print edition of eWeek hit my desk today and they listed out the best products of 2009. Being a big fan of Palm, I was delighted to see that Palm webOS made this years list of outstanding products.
Andrew Garcia writes:
"From the way it integrates all like communication into a single interface, to the way it seamlessly moves from local search to Web search, to its intuitive gesture-based user controls, Palm webOS is a joy to use."
However, Mr. Garcia also warns that one of the biggest obstacles to the success of Palm's new mobile operating system is third-party developer support.
Again, Mr. Garcia writes:
"...I have my doubts as to whether third-party developers will create enough action on the platform to make it successful long term, Palm webOS is a thoughtful and well-designed mobile platform."
The complete list of eWeek's products of they year are:
1. AWS Toolkit for Eclipse
2. Microsoft Bing
3. RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0
4. Cisco Unified Computing
5. Mozilla Firefox 3.5
6. Intel "Nehalem" Family of Processors
7. Palm webOS
8. SUSE Studio 1.0
9. VMware vSphere 4
Why 9? Usually at this time of the year, it is all about top 10 lists. Oh, well, let's just say that it has to do with the current year ending in '9'.
You can read eWeek Lab's full review of Palm webOS, written by Mr. Garcia, on the eWeek website.