I am a self confessed Apple fan – if I had enough money, I would probably buy everything made by Apple that I could get my hands on. Fortunately for me, I do not have that much money to spare and I have to line up my priorities as to what to purchase. Next on my list is the Apple iPhone, which I think is on many people’s lists anyway. I was due to get the newest version in a month or so. Take note of the tense of my verb – WAS.
Now I am not so sure if I am going to get the iPhone. The reason behind my having second thoughts? I read about the newest baby coming from Palm. Dubbed the Pre, this PDA is believed to be the most significant release after the iPhone AND going one step further, it might even be a better thing than the iPhone. Is that possible though?
Take a look at some of its features that just might change my – and your – mind.
– Keep multiple applications open and move easily between them—email, maps, photos, websites, whatever. Pre thinks of your applications as “activity cards”, and lets you flip through them, move them around, or throw them off screen.
– Thanks to Synergy, all your conversations with the same person are grouped together in one chat-style view. (Even if it started in IM, for example, and you want to reply with text.) You can also see who’s online right from contacts, and start a new conversation with just one touch.
– Check email from Outlook® or personal accounts like Gmail, AOL, and Yahoo!. Take advantage of Wi-Fi hotspots. And look up directions or nearby points of interest using GPS. It’s everything you need, everywhere you go.
Oh and have you heard of its wireless charging feature using the Touchstone charging dock? This is one serious contender for THE most wanted handset. Visit Palm’s web site to get notifications about the Pre, which is yet to come.