21.6.09

palm prē Vs iPhone

iPhone was the benchmark for phones ever since it was released and every phone released after that with a touch screen were pitted against it unfairly.

I personally liked the iPhone and give credit to apple for taking the mobile industry into a new direction which was much needed. Mobile phones were beginning to just add more and more 'features' and iPhone fulfilled the need for a true mobile computing device.

For me iPhone was more of a true mobile computing device and was mis-marketed to fool the consumer as a phone so that they would carry this as they already were used to carry a device named cell phone in their pockets. Then they introduced the appstore and unlocked the potential of a smartphone. Basically they put the smartphones into the hands of the common man.

Ok, enough praises on apple. I never liked apple for its high prices and insane fanboys who would buy anything that apple makes and be their free marketing scout. But as a gadget freak I support anyone who innovates and brings things to the common man at a reasonable cost.

The ailing PALM after much talk finally fired their silver bullets palm prē and Web OS.

I never owned any of these two, but got a chance to get hands on since my friends own both of them. I always liked iPhone and was waiting for my t-mobile contract to end. But with the entry of Palm everything changed.

Boy!! What a device it is. I can sum it up in a single sentence

"prē is all what iPhone is and looks better than iPhone and has dimensions practical to carry in the pocket"

While there are some people who already own the iPhone and who haven’t ever touched a prē but claim that the prē sucks. It will be a difficult task for prē to fight against this publicity. The crowd buys iPhone because it's Apple, and it is difficult to convince the clueless crowd that there exists another phone better than iPhone.
Plam needs to work on releasing the SDK soon and improve their app numbers, brand the prē better and niche. Hopefully next year when prē is released on a better network a.k.a Verizon, people used to ATT would realize how big of a difference can a network do for their data enabled phones.

Competition is always good and the consumer benefits from it. I really hope prē succeeds against all the negative campaign and there would be true competition in the market.

Disclaimer - I own none and I use a HTC. I always support innovation and believe that a good product needs the rightful attention irrespective of the company which makes it.



1 comments:

I loved this article... boy I was never a gadget freak.. but liked your unbiased judgment...

Sruni at June 21, 2009 at 12:27 PM

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