Palm Pre DEFINITELY KICK BUTTS (puts iphone on shame)!

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  1. Masquerade macrumors 6502a

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  2. Etnies419 macrumors 6502

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    I haven't watched the videos all the way through yet, so I can't comment on the UI. However, that thing looks pretty ugly. It looks like it's a toy phone for kids or something. I'm going to watch the videos now though, so I'll see if the UI is better.
     
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    A lot of phones put the iPhone to shame...on paper, that is.

    I think the Pre looks really good too, but guessing if it's going to be better than the iPhone is currently just that: a wild guess.
     
  4. Jailbird1818 macrumors member

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    It's a Palm. Thats a big enough strike against it there.

    -JB
     
  5. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    The UI looks so delayed and slow. Hopefully they fix that.
     
  6. Shabbis macrumors regular

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    iPhone 3.0 is right around the corner with a quad-core processor. Massive number of applications, gigantic user base already, the only phone that works with the world's leading online media store, the iTunes Store. I don't think Apple has much to worry about.
     
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  8. Masquerade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    right i forgot its multitasking. should you get a glimpse at the url before post?

    uh? slow? they seems faster than iphone.
     
  9. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    It looks exactly THE SAME speed as the iPhone. What is wrong with this board? We have to invent things to argue about now??
     
  10. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    ok, so YOUR looking for multitasking, so its better for you. At most I see this as a competitor to the iphone, but still dont see how it puts it to shame:confused:
     
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    I'll admit it's the best 'iPhone killer' phone I've seen, but I still don't see it hurting the iPhone. Apple has the brand, the iTunes store with huge amounts of downloadable content for your iPhone, huge amount of applications and games, 16GB model (with possible 32GB soon), and firmware 3.0 can't be far away.

    The Pre does look nice, don't get me wrong, but so did the G1...
     
  12. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    The iPhone is multitasking as well. What is your point?
     
  13. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I think you have a point here, sure it may lose a few sales for the iphone, but its deffinatly not going to hurt apple as much as its going to kill sales of EVERYONE ELSE.
     
  14. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    I watched the 3rd and 4th videos. Every time they scrolled the website, or swiped things, the actions happened on the screen about half a second or a second after he finished the motion. This has nothing to do with comparing it to the iPhone, it's just plain slow. It's also a fact, so unless you are blind there is nothing to argue about.
     
  15. Artofilm macrumors 6502a

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    The Palm Pre did a good job at making a competitor and not a copy of the iPhone. Most companies think to beat out the iPhone they need to copy it, but make it better.

    Palm made a totally different looking device with some recognizable features to the iPhone.

    Just like the Nintendo DS and the Sony PSP. Sony knew they couldn't compete directly with Nintendo's fan-base or gaming, so they made a totally different system with different features and a different fan-base.

    The Palm Pre simply just opens up the selection for people who want the power of an iPhone but not an iPhone exactly. It's always good to have choice!
     
  16. anjinha macrumors 604

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    It looks good, but for me nothing beats the iPhone.
     
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    +1, finally a great COMPETITOR thats not just trying to be an iphone.
     
  19. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    Ah another fello sprint lover.
     
  20. dam0dred macrumors regular

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    I find it hideous but I can see the appeal for some people.

    Still, Palm has an incredible uphill climb to make any dent in the BlackBerry/iPhone market saturation and mindframe of the average consumer (people who don't read blogs like Giz, I mean).
     
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    Amen Brother!!!!!
     

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