Palm Pre Phone – Initial Thoughts – James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez

The Pre phone may have some good features; but think the iPhoneOS can easily catch up in the Pre phone’s features.

Fundamentally, there is a keyboard– I think the touch keyboard is here to stay. Also, the iPhone’s OS and app environments are still more engaging. I predict the #Pre will have some initial success but that will not be a long-lasting trend. I think that the iPhone’s OS can easily maneuver around the Pre Phone’s capabilities; ‘copy and paste’, simultaneous apps operating, etc. If the Pre Phone is based on it’s hardware I do think the physical keyboard is no more advantageous than the touch screen. The design might be smaller but the totality of offering is not a seat lifting device. Rare it be the iPhone user will trade in their handset for Palm’s. Seeing some of the Pre’s apps look stale and non-captivating. Apple’s iPhone will not be easy to outpace. This category is not just about OS only or hardware only it is totality of customer experience. I do think each experience on the Pre can and will be adapted to iPhone. If anyone thinks the iPhone is stuck has to realize that Apple doesn’t let that happen at least in a passive sense.

© 2009 James Meléndez / Jaime Patricio Meléndez – All Rights Reserved

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