Per a Fortune blog, the Palm Pre syncs “seamlessly” with iTunes. It’s not that shocking considering there are apps that add this functionality to many MP3 players and smartphones. However, this is the first phone besides the iPhone of course that has this ability out of the box. Don’t expect to load your iTunes Music Store purchases on the phone as it can’t handle the DRM. Your what.cd downloads will work fine though.
We kind of expect Apple’s legal and development departments to tag team Palm eventually. The lawyers will go after Palm for infringing on Apple’s intellectual property while the devs quickly work out an iTunes update to lock the Pre out. That is, of course, if the Palm Pre is as big of a hit as we’ve made it out to be. Apple might leave it alone if it turns out to be an also-ran.