The Palm Pre was the first smartphone released in the United States running webOS. It was only available on the Sprint network as a CDMA smartphone. Then, the Palm Pixi came out on Sprint. Last year, a GSM version of the Palm Pre was released in Europe, but it never made it to North America.
Now, we know that the Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi are coming out on Verizon later this month. We've also heard that AT&T will be getting 2 smartphones running webOS. Wonder which models those will be, right?
It's great to see webOS expanding, but I don't think they're going to catch up with Android since Palm is the only manufacturer building smartphones running webOS. If Palm really wants webOS to spread among smartphone users, then they need to allow other handset manufacturers to release smartphones running webOS. That's exactly what Google is doing with Android and we're seeing HTC, Motorola, Dell, and other phone manufacturers releasing smartphones running Android.