TreoCentral posted an excellent analysis of the Apple iPhone from the Palm and Smartphone market perspective. It addresses issues that have been long-standing in the smartphone world, including on-screen keyboards and battery life issues. One interesting aspect is the lack of a removable battery in the iPhone. While this has worked for them in the iPod marketplace, the author suggests that Palm's experience has been one where users demand a removable battery. Certainly, the tradeoff provides a much slimmer form factor for the iPhone. Also pointed out, however, are the relatively vague battery life numbers provided, though, to be fair, the product remains 5 months from shipping. The article also addresses on-screen keyboards, user interface, lack of 3G, non-open platform and more. A Palm VP was quoted in terms of marketing against the iPhone in the coming months: Indeed, Palm CEO had suggested that Apple would have difficulties in entering the phone market after Palm had "learned and struggled for a few years here figuring out how to make a decent phone".