So, as of June 6th, the beloved, next iPhone killer, the "Palm Pre", was released to the public. Now, I give Palm credit for putting together a better touchscreen smartphone than Blackberry, Samsung, LG, Nokia, G1, Sony Ericcson, etc. They made the second best phone on the market in the United States, but Apple has gone way beyond the Palm Pre this time. First, when the Palm Pre was being touted as the "iPhone killer", note it was released A YEAR after the iPhone 3g. Palm was trying to catch up to Apple A YEAR later. Now, here are a few arguments that someone might use to claim the Palm Pre is better than the iPhone 3GS. 1. Keyboard-I had a Treo 300, Treo 600, and a Treo 650 before my original iPhone. I learned to use a physical keyboard extremely well on a phone. Yes, when I got the original iPhone, it took some time to get used to, but the keyboard was WAY BETTER. The corrective spelling (which you can turn off), the ease, and the simplicity behind it. It also did not take up any extra space. I loved it and I can type extremely fast on it. When I used the Palm Pre keyboard, it felt edgy on the sides and weird against my skin. It wasn't and so easy to hold experience of the iPhone. 2. Multitasking-This is not really a big deal to me. With the release of iPhone 3.0, I can get push notifications on all the applications I need. It also takes me hardly time to boot up a new application and switch between applications on the iPhone. 3. The application store will be HUGE!!!- Palm has what, 12 applications right now for the Pre? Apple did an amazing job rewarding developers for innovation and there are countless applications on iTunes. Even if Palm gets the application store to grow bigger (which it will need to release the developer kit for), Apple's application store will keep growing faster than Palm's. Apple has applications ranging from The Sims 3 to Mafia Live to Tap Tap Revenge 2.5 to an ESPN Sports Application to E-Readers and way way more. The Palm Pre's store has um, Pandora (which is on the iTunes application store as well)? 4. Camera is better!!!- iPhone 3GS now has a 3 megapixel camera as well, along with autofocus and a video camera. Oh yeah, isn't that Pre lacking a video camera? 5. Sprint is better!!!- I had sprint before AT&T, I feel the same on both of them. 6. Storage- Oh, how Apple destroyed the Pre here. The Pre is $199 (after $100 rebate) for 8 gigabytes. The iPhone is $99 for the iPhone 3g 8 gigabyte, $199 for the iPhone 3GS 16 gigabyte, $299 for the iPhone 3GS 32 gigabyte. Much better deal. 7. Screen is better- I did a side by side comparison, I felt the iPhone screen was more appealing to look at. Same resolution on both phones. 8. Synergy- This is a cool feature, but come on, is it that critical? I can reach anyone I need to easily on the iPhone. Any questions? Let's face it. iPhone 3GS wins. The speed, the design, the applications, the camera, the video, the software, and more. The Palm Pre does not beat it.