Shots of the Pre show YouTube app and iPhone comparison
0. phoneArena 23 Apr 2009, 21:37 posted on
With the hopeful launch of the Palm Pre almost imminent, there is an increasing amount of pictures being taken in the wild...
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1. BBBOY (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Feb 2009)
this phone is so ugly. sorry but its my opinion.
2. vzw fanman (Posts: 1974; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
the interface looks nice but i hate the design
14. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)
-I Get you guy's point, but the thing is, Palm's goal was to come with an advance device that not only easy to use and very functional. According reviews, a good majority of people who had a Iphone wished they had an actual keyboard.
3. Fan_of_Fanboys (Posts: 101; Member since: 13 Nov 2008)
The design is ugly. I am a BB homer but that WebOS idea seems really interesting. I would like to see BB make something revolutionary in a OS soon (know it won't be 5.0) There are a couple real competitors out there now and the push e-mail won't be enough eventually.
4. BBBOY (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Feb 2009)
I love my BB, but that is besides the point. Palm Pre looks really ugly the design, and i never liked Palm OS. Again that is just me.
5. E.N. (Posts: 2577; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
I have an iphone and I agree with you guys on the design. But other than the design, I actually think this phone will do pretty well. But the only thing I think it might fail at is the batter life. Right now they are advertising the multi-tasking interface but I think that the battery on that phone will be really suckish. And the phone will also have trouble with 3D graphics because almost everything is based on web intergration. To me it just depends on what you want. I probably would never get the pre because I don't really use all those social networking things like twitter and facebook. I also only use one email address for everything so I don't need all that calendar integration and stuff. But I think that many other people might want to use these features so they'll buy it.
6. LGVX1993 (Posts: 260; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)
I think the Iphones gonna beat this phone hands down.
7. iammclovin804 (Posts: 27; Member since: 26 Feb 2009)
the iphone beats almost every phone hands down. it was such a revolutionary device that everyone is still playing catch up.
8. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
A YouTube app is nice but a Hulu app would be the $hit!
20. E.N. (Posts: 2577; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
phonedog.com got information that they are working on a hulu app for the iPhone that will come out in a few months. I'm very excited.
9. PL007 (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Feb 2009)
I like this design. It's a very stylish phone. The Pre will do very well once it comes out. The iPhone is SO old news. Its to the point of who cares anymore. The iphone still has issues like all phones. No phone is perfect. I don't think there is such a device as the "best" phone out there. This will have it's short comings, the iphone has it's short comings and BB's have short comings. This is good for Sprint, the HTC Touch Pro 2 on Sprint will do pretty good as well. VZW & Sprint are getting the Niagara (or whatever they will call it) also and that will do well for both. I do believe smart phones be the majority of phones in use within the next few years.
21. E.N. (Posts: 2577; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Who says the iPhone is so old news. Maybe it's old to you because you're getting tired of always hearing about it but the buzz on the iPhone hasn't really gone down that much since the iPhone 3G release. I bet that At&t/iPhone articles are the most viewed and commented on this site.
22. E.N. (Posts: 2577; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Scratch that. I meant one of the most viewed (if not the most)
23. PL007 (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Feb 2009)
Tired of hearing about the iPhone? Personally seeing articles on the iPhone, hearing about it or whatever doesn't bother me. I just noticed that there is a new iPhone supposed to come out in June and is there any real buzz on it? It's just funny IMO how AT&T would not even release numerous news & updates on a new iPhone so current iPhone owners would jump at the chance to buy the new iPhone.
10. krosref (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Apr 2009)
love webos. could do without the slide out keypad. have we learned nothing from the G1. no one wants to slide out a keypad every time you need to make a short entry.
11. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I'm with you on the need to use the slide out for short entries. Hopefully (like Android 1.5) they will add the option of a virual keyboard shortly after the launch.
15. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)
You'd be surprised how many people would prefer a "Real" keyboard as opposed to a virtual one. But like you said, I'm sure they'll be apps you can download to make that happen and at that point you'll have the best of both world.
17. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Browsing the web in landscape would really be the oly time I would want a virtual one. It just seems like extra work is need if you need to type something while in landscape. You have to turn the phone... slide open the keyboard...type what ever it is you are typing...slide the keyboard back in...then turn the phone on its side again to continue in landscape. They are trying to make a phone that needs a little steps as possible to get things done and that seems like unneed steps to me.
18. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)
-Good point ! I'll I'll have to exerciser my wisk a little !!.
12. Howtoodo? (Posts: 10; Member since: 19 Feb 2009)
i think the pre is gonna end up taken first in the end. I think the phone will out perform the iphone in many ways. the design isnt ugly but its nothing speacial. compaired to the g1 the pre form factor seems to be more comfee lookin then the lil hump on the g1 during typing. I do agree with the person that was saying the battery life is gonna be wack. Time will tell..
24. chupum (Posts: 115; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
Has anyone seen these videos on Youtube about their user interface? It's awesome! Granted, that I have ONLY tinkered around on my friend's Iphones, I just feel that the intuitiveness of this operating system beats the operating system of the Iphone... But still, as a Verizon customer, I find myself wishing that that Iphone come to Verizon more than a Verizon version of this phone... As for which phone wins??? ::shrug:: Actually it's a question of who LOSES, which are the Verizon customers who haven't heard any news of a cool smartphone coming out this year... My cousin got the Storm, and I have to say, in my humble humble opinion, that, while the Omnia and Storm both serve GREAT business functions, the Omnia seems to be less sluggish than the Storm. For those Verizon customers out there, what do you think about Verizon's lag (if you believe there is any) in acquiring new smartphones for 2009?