Nice pdt, but i have a few reservations of it being the iPhone killer,
1) smaller screen size than the iphone - dunno how many colours rendered
2) More Importantly, being a control freak not having sync functionality, is a BIG downer.
to date i have not found a phone that is as VFM as the SE P990i.
Still awaiting the iPhone Killer
We heard & seen lots of iphone wanna be. But this is the true iphone killer. The best UI I have ever seen to this date. Finally Palm is back to the business.
Only thing I don't like in this phone is physical keyboard. It has such a good touch screen....does not make sense having sliding keyboard. Hope they will make full touch screen version in near future.
Sprint likes the worst wireless provider with the least subscribers. Palm should of released this phone to AT&T, Verizon, to bounce back even more from the slump they are in. More subscribers, more people will get the phone hense more money palm will make. If it went to AT&T I will get it only if its not $400+.
Anonymous, 10 Jan 2009Al good and well, Glossy and shiny. But it ain't open. As we will see in the near futhure (whe... moreOpen source is over rated. Android will be successful simply by the grace of Google not because consumer wants open source. So as long as Google becomes what Nokia is for Symbian, Apple is to IPhone and Microsoft is to WinMo, then it'll survice. If it becomes what Motorola is to Linux then Android is nothinig.
Anyway that's just me. I've never believed in the open source movement. Its just too disorganized and lacks single point sources to win major battles.
Anonymous, 10 Jan 2009Al good and well, Glossy and shiny. But it ain't open. As we will see in the near futhure (whe... moreopen source is a very dangerous double edge sword. Open source can very often lead to malicious software being created and opens the channel for poor, cheap software and plagiarism, which will keep away a lot of the better developers because they want a format that will actually make them money. Also it will keep away big name developers, such as EA which already has a decent collection of games released for the iPhone
First, the phone itself looks like a HTC.
Second, after so very long, the true "next PalmOS" version.
Third, I quit PalmOS when they failed to roll out a PDA phone.
Fourth, contrary to what people have been saying, this does not compete with the Iphone. Palm should not position it as such because Iphone relies on its touch interace for almost 80% of the Iphone's success. Take it away and its plan rubbish. So to beat it the news OS + hardware must have a comparable touch interface.
Fifth, it actually competes with WinMo the same during the PDA days of Palm vs Pocket PC.
So its exciting to see a new Palm phone with a brand new touch interface.
But still not seen enough of the OS to properly comment but there are good reasons to be optimistic given PalmOS reputation.
If it retains the ease of use and organizer capabilities in previous versions, I may switch from WinMo. Its that exciting.
Also just to add, with Microsoft not doing any WinMo7 demo or presso, and many old WinMo users are actually Palm converts like myself, WinMo risks losing further. But until I see the final version of this new Palm OS, I'm happy with my WinMo6.1.
Anonymous, 09 Jan 2009Finally Palm presents new OS after a decade!!! I was Palm fan since PalmOS 3. PalmOS was alway... moreAl good and well, Glossy and shiny. But it ain't open. As we will see in the near futhure (when real open android and other open source smartphones will be in use) not being open will put palm and apple under pressure again.
Next starts the shipping of the first totally open smartphone with nice specs at very low price. And there will be a lot more. So ... the succes of this one (Palm Pre) is a big question.
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Andres, 10 Jan 2009Come on! Im sick of all this iphone killer nonsense. There are at leat 4 or 5 phones out on th... moreim sick of people even putting the current N-series anywhere near the iphone, the iphone, HTC series, N97 this new palm, the omnia and the x1 are all a different level of phone the n95 or n96 cannot even begin to compete with, give up the ghost buddy, touchscreen phones are beyond the reach of nokias current line up
Come on! Im sick of all this iphone killer nonsense. There are at leat 4 or 5 phones out on the market way better than the iphone. For example the HTC Diamond, HTC touchpro and Nokia N95.
Nice job Palm.... Eventhough I am not a Palm fan... This phone promises a lot. Be sure to launch a GSM version. Does anyone if this phone has Exchange support?
People keep saying iPhone has something to be afraid whenever a new model surface from the net. wakeup people! iPhone is a different league. Its not the same with other buffed phones with soo many features that are sometimes useless to consumers. im not a iphone user but i always think that owning one is like having a sports car in a urban area with clogged streets. Its just impractical to buy one. iPhone has its own character, it has a different feel, and its a phone that rarely depreciates every quarter of the year. Let's face it, iPhone will never be cast out when someone mentions about smartphones.
The OS is HOT, but the styling is not. I reckon that the next phone they announce should try to make it a bit cooler looking... And Flash support in the web browser would give it another point over the iphone!
this phone is ugly Palm should have made the hardware look better. the OS loos great IMO only the iPhone OS looks better. I don't think this phone will sell because Palm is losing a lot of business to Apple and Blackberry and I don't see those people going back to Palm. It's sad because Palm used to be the biggest company when it came to smartphones now it's one of the smallest
Anonymous, 09 Jan 2009I em very sure, that this device is Aple-junk modified, but aple is shy to show up them self... moreYou are not making any sense. I respect everyone's opinion and tastes, but yours is plain bs. The iphone and palm pre are not junks at all. They're both very capable phones. The iphone has sold more than all winmo phones combined. So how can you say that it did not achieve much? All phonemakers want and need our monies. That is how they survive, just in case you do not know that.
Keyur, 09 Jan 2009Its really going to rock the industry ITs really an I phone competitor maybe better than th... moreIt set the trend for all the posers that want to be more noticable XD same with an ipod XD. I owned 2 ipod vid 80gb classics and there both useless since the UI is garbage too much menus and itunes is too unreliable. I sold both and i bought a Zune 30gb,8gb and a 120gb and there the best mp3 players on the market with no Bullshit lol and 3.1 and 3.2 inchscreen
I loved my Palm V then my m515. I was one of the first "nerds" in my "nerds" group to have GPS in my m515 years ago. This Palm is gonna give all the other brands a run for their money. Well done Palm.
well, an interesting phone, of course they must of done some dealing with Apple, Apple has the patent on multi-touch screens.
Although this isnt surprising that everyone has jumped on this as an iphone killer, but nobody has even mentioned price, Palm products have always been top dollar devices so you can expect this to be no different and sorry to say but the iphone is very affordable, making it more available to the general public, which = market wins.
pity there will probably be a new iphone by the time my contract is up or i might have actually looked at getting this phone
I em very sure, that this device is Aple-junk modified,
but aple is shy to show up them self at CES, that they din not achieve much
with their aple-crap, only sliding keyboard and camera from 2MP to 3MP but no recording possibilities, that means the same specs as aple!
Aple most have make business with palm how to grab maney from costumers, just the way aple did last year folks!