Just think. It was two years ago that the iPhone was unveiled at Macworld 2007 in San Francisco during the keynote by Steve Jobs. You'll recall that the reverberations were felt out in Las Vegas where the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was taking place. This past weekend, Palm achieved something Apple didn't.
According to a story posted today at RTTNews, Palm's latest offering, the Pre, won the Best In Show (BIS) as well as the People's Voice Award at the Consumer Electronics Expo that concluded at Las Vegas on Sunday.
The awards, instituted in 2006, were handed out by CNET, in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association. The Pre, which had to face some stiff competition, became the first mobile phone to win the Best in Show award.
Also, in the RTT News story, it was noted "the Palm Pre was designed with women in mind, as women with long nails find it hard to use iPhone, whereas the slider keyboard is handy for them. Similarly, the Pre's shiny surface can be used as a mirror. Also, the phone does not have tangled cords, as it can be used with a wireless charger."
Seems like the Podfather's magic is working.