Palm Pre and WebKit

By Doug Schaefer

I've been following the Palm Pre story a bit the last few days. While the technical details are still pretty sparse, it appears that one of my predictions for 2009 is already starting to happen.

My
understanding, and I hope it isn't coming from sources who are also
using the same technique to guess at the architecture of this thing, is
that the UI for the Palm is rendered totally using WebKit.
It appears that the applications for this device are written in
JavaScript and use HTML and maybe WebKit's SVG support to render the
graphics. Hell, maybe it's even using Dojo to make things look really sharp.

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