The start up of the Palm Pre seemed to be slow but we are unaware if this phone was the updated webOS version. The Palm Pre took over 1 1/2 minutes to start up. But when we got to web browsing, Palm blew away the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS in that department. Palm Pre also beat the iPhone in photo taking and emailing. The Palm Pre bested both iPhones in the main two tests but the start up time was abysmal.