Does Apple have anything to fear from the Palm Pre?

Mon, Jan 12, 2009

Analysis, Featured, News

With CES behind us, one of the biggest surprises was the announcement of the Palm Pre, Palm’s latest entry in the smartphone market.  Designed in part by Jon Rubenstein, a former Apple executive, the Palm Pre is a multi-touch screen phone with a pull out QWERTY keyboard that some pundits think has the best chance of challenging Apple’s iPhone – but is there any truth to that statement?

Check out the full scoop over here at NetworkWorld.


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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Bruce A Says:

    In a word, “No”. No matter how good the product is, no matter how popular it becomes, the market is actually big enough for two great phones. In fact, it’s big enough for a whole slew of ’em. I really wish people could let go of the idea that for one product to succeed all its competitors must be ground into dust.

  2. keaura Says:

    I don’t think Apple has anything to worry about. In fact, this might do Apple some good. Having a multi-tasking OS on the phone is something the iPhone should have and the Pre might raise this higher on Apple’s priority list.

    Funny, though. You wonder how much of this Pre was inspired by the iPhone. If the iPhone hadn’t been released, would anyone be doing gestures on a mobile phone? It doesn’t make this a revolutionary device, just an alternative one.

    If they don’t price it the same or better than the iPhone, unless you are keyboard-happy, the iPhone would be more a more attractive device, especially on AT&T vs. Sprint.

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