Palm fights back: iTunes back on Pre


If Apple thought that they could easily get rid of Palm and their “unauthorized” synching with iTunes, they thought wrong.

You might remember my post over a week ago about Apple releasing iTunes version 8.2.1 which disabled the feature enjoyed by Palm Pre users.

Now Palm just made a bold move by releasing WebOS 1.1 for the Pre which, among other things, allows media synching with even the latest version of iTunes. The news of the release was posted in Palm’s blog which so nonchalantly added at the end of the piece:

Oh, and one more thing: Palm webOS 1.1 re-enables Palm media sync. That’s right–you once again can have seamless access to your music, photos and videos from the current version of iTunes (8.2.1).

Well, well, well. I guess Palm’s really serious in making iTunes accessible for their consumers even if it means stirring up a possible dispute (?) with Apple. 🙂

And on the not so controversial side, the WebOS 1.1 also includes more additions to Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support which now offers remote, PIN/password requirements, inactivity timeout, improved certificate handling and more, CNet report. Users can now also use emoticons with text, multimedia, and instant messages as well as set “personal reminders” in the Contacts app.

But still, I’m excited to see how Apple responds to Palm’s move. Are you?