Technology enthusiasts have been cooing over the Palm Pre, a touch screen phone previewed earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show. Many reviewers have taken note of the similarity to Apple’s iPhone, especially in its use of multi-touch technology, which allows users to control a graphical interface with multiple fingers.
Apple has noticed, too. Acting CEO Tim Cook made a lot of noise recently when he said Apple will use all its weapons to defend its intellectual property. And Apple was granted a new patent on touch screens technology this week.
It all points to possible legal battle between the powerful Apple and Palm, which desperately needs a hit product.
Guest: Nilay Patel, Engadget