Palm Pre is a new smart phone that is soon going be launched in 2009 (the word is around July 2009). Its comparison with Apple’s iconic iPhone is inevitable.
I think, Palm Pre is a legit challenger to the iPhone. Some are already claiming it to be an iPhone killer. iPhone fanatics, however, think otherwise.
Reasons why I think Palm Pre will create its own niche:
- Apple has shown the world that instead of confusing the customers with array of features, focus on limited features and provide complete narrow experience.
- Even Steve Jobs keynote too the Press had revolved around on few features only like: Music, Video , Call simplicity (many would agree that having a call conference has never been this easy!)
- People do frown on the absence of many features like camera features (only 2 mega pixel? Come on! Nokia’s low end mobile does better than that), Bluetooth file transfer etc.
- Palm with its new management has shown some re-incarnated spirit by reverting to what they were i.e., innovating mobile platform.
- Palm unveiled the new mobile operating system they will be using henceforth, called WebOS . Palm claims developers can create applications with html and css – no new language has to be adopted (there is a hot debate going on this right now on how viable is this, although Palm has showcased it Mojo SDK which is yet to be tested and seen)
- Like iPhone, Pre too uses multi touch (Tim Cook , Interim CEO of Apple had clearly given a hint that a legal war might be very well in waiting but guess we have to wait how that tide turns out ) and any one who has used multi touch would tell you how superior it feels as compared to other touch screens.
- It also has a removable battery and physical Qwerty keyboard that many users were craving for.
There are things that go against Palm too, like:
- Their consumers’ lost faith
- Current financial woes
- Ever increasing competition
But if every thing goes right, we could have a new exciting mobile platform in waiting. For consumers, I’d say, bring it on. More the competition… the merrier!
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[Editor’s Note: This article is submitted by Shyam Mudliar. This is his first blog post on Devils Workshop.