It does, however, appear to be more than capable of handling 2D puzzle games, in the genre of Bejewelled, and Sudoko, etc.
The iPhone, on the other hand, has access to OpenGL ES, and is essentially just a crippled version of Mac OS X Leopard (10.5.x), designed to run on a mobile platform. This, allows the iPhone to do an unbelievable number of things … it’s great for viewing web pages, it’s great for productivity tools, and it’s one of the funner hand held game systems I’ve ever owned (compared to GB, GBA, NDS, PSP, etc).
So, will the Palm Pre really compete with the Apple iPhone … ? Perhaps in the corporate market, but … for the ‘day to day’ person, I believe the iPhone will continue to ‘rule the market’ so to speak.
I hope to eventually look into Google Android, as well as Blackberry Storm as well. As the Andriod OS is comparative to the iPhone OS, and the Blackberry Storm is similar in nature as well (however, I’ve not yet looked into either … with the exception of seeing some advertisements here and there).