Now hardly anyone will be totally shocked about that but when it gets official, it can still make it in the news. The hotly anticipated Palm Pre smartphone will sport iTunes support, once it appears on the market. This provides a simple and easy way (if you are using a Mac or you're just dependent on your iPhone/iPod infatuation) to transfer DRM-free music, photos and videos to your Palm Pre.
According to the company iTunes will have no trouble recognizing the Palm Pre, once you connect it to a computer through USB and choose the "media sync" option on the handset. From then on you can choose which media files to interchange as long as they are DRM-free.
The other good news is that the Palm Pre will also be able to act as a mass storage drive providing the easiest available way for loading content. Once connected to a computer using the USB cable, Pre will appear as a drive on the computer desktop. You can drag and drop music, photos or video files onto your Pre, or drag files from your Pre to the computer.
it states you don't NEED iTunes it just says you can sync it with iTunes if you want to. It says you can drag and drop from any PC with the USB cable like a removable drive. I think thats great news because I do use itunes and I would love to still...
If Apple will sue Pre for... (what ever insane reason) Palm will sue Apple for x10 more patents that are owned by Palm.
please read this article, it will solve some of your questions. Palm Might Sue Apple: http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/28/apple-vs-palm-the-in-depth-analysis/