Pre Mortem

By all accounts, the new Palm Pre is a really good smartphone. But is it good enough? Henry Blodget thinks not:

The smartphone game has become a waltz of elephants, and Palm is just a Jack Russell terrier. In the US, the smartphone war is between Apple, RIM, and, to a lesser extent, Google. Palm can yip a bit and run around nipping at the others’ feet, but it’s too late to become one of the big dogs.

He has other reasons to think so as well, but I hope he’s wrong. Competition has done some great thinks for the cell phone market the last couple of years, and I’d like to see the innovation accelerate.

UPDATE: Here‘s a contrary opinion.