The palm pre is in a whole different category than the Samsung Moment or any other android phone, and in my opinion, not even comparable. I preferred the Moment over the Hero based on hardware and performance. So, I'm not sure why the hardware is lacking on the Moment.
The Moment has a bigger screen.
Moment has memory that's upgradable to 32Gb. Pre is stuck at 8Gb (7Gb available)
Moment has 5.5hrs of talk time; Pre is 5hrs.
Moment has 3.2 megapixel camera; Pre has 3 megapixel.
Moment has an 800MHz processor; Pre supposedly has a 600MHz processor.
This information was found doing a simple search. I don't have any direct experience with the Pre.
Let's keep this in perspective.
The pre has the same resolution screen - it's a few millimeters
smaller. (because the pre is a more compact phone).
The moment comes with 2GB of memory - 1/4th of what comes with the pre (you didn't mention that). Also the pre is USB 2.0 - it shows as a hard drive on any computer with a USB connector.
The moment has 10% longer battery life - which is entirely based on how much you use it, essentially it's the same. (batteries are available to double and triple that battery life.)
The moment has 6% higher resolution camera - essentially identical
The moment has a 800Mhz processor. The palm pre has a OMAP3430 processor clocked via software
at 600MHz. It is a spec multi-core 1Ghz processor. The Samsung Moment has the S3C6410 processor - an ARM11 generation processor - although the clock is higher, the OMAP3430 is architecturally faster... clock speed isn't everything. The pre has the same processor the Droid and iPhone 3Gs use. The clock speed of the Moment was used to sell phones.
And lastly, and most importantly - the Pre is just better received in reviews. I've had the opportunity to use a Samsung Moment when my Pre was being replaced for 4 days. both are good phones, but in my opinion the Pre is a better phone when compared to the moment. When a better Android phones comes out, I might switch. However, with Palm doing monthly updates to WebOS - the phone is getting faster, more optimized, and getting more features. Either way don't take my word for it - try both phones out. But as for the phones not even being in the same category? - That's ridiculous. Don't read spec sheets - use the phones.