MSNBC: Pre and new iPhone: New iPhone wins

MSNBC writes:
For a few days, it seemed the new Palm Pre might have a chance at challenging the iPhone as the smartphone to buy. But with Apple's announcement Monday of the iPhone 3GS, which matches the Pre in price at $199, but has more memory, a video camera and a faster Web-browsing experience than the Pre, the 3GS is the victor for now.

Apple's App Store, with more than 50,000 programs, also ensures the iPhone's continued reign, with it leading all other smartphones in terms of the number and quality of third-party programs, or "apps" available for the device. The Pre, which went on sale Saturday, has a terrific operating system, but an anemic offering for programs through its App Catalog, which had less than two dozen programs available at launch.

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