Thursday, June 4, 2009

GADGET: Is the Palm Pre an iPhone Killer? is a-buzz with articles and blog entries about the new Palm Pre, but is it the iPhone killer that lots of people think it's going to be? It looks sharp, has a killer interface with webOS, and has all the tricks that the iPhone packs. I'm not sure I'm sold, though.

I read through's full review of the Pre, and was pretty impressed. They've got all the bells and whistles you can think of: web access, integration with Facebook and other social websites, email... the list goes on. However, one thing stood out to me as a huge con, and something that bothers me about a lot of modern "smart phones": it doesn't sound like it's a very good PHONE.

I'm wondering if perhaps designers have strayed a bit too far from the original concept of a cellular phone: to be a phone. These things are packed so full of extras that it seems sometimes the phone functionality is secondary to the rest. But that's just one man's opinion.

Click here to check out the article, or just go to to read a myriad of other articles about the Palm Pre.

1 comment:

  1. Make that two. I am of the same opinion as you. I do have a smartphone myself, but before rushing into "ThePhoneHouse", I first verified reviews and made sure that it actually makes phone calls and that all my needs where present. You see, I need a "smart" phone, not a GPS nor a portable MP3. Those I already have, separately:)