Reader's Questions About the Pre #1
I'm asking my blog readers and Twitter followers to submit their questions about the Palm Pre. Then I'll answer them here, on CNET.
Here are the first two questions, both from Scott Makis, a fellow Palm fan on Facebook.
Do you really consider the Pre the Iphone killer or is that just hype?
No, I wouldn't even compare them. To me, Palm's devices are built for the business user. The iPhone is made for entertainment. They both have their place, but personally, I have zero interest in an iPhone. While the Pre is short on apps, it's big on organization and usability. I'm sticking with the Palm Pre!!! More of...
I just saw on yahoo that apple will be blocking the itunes app on the pre? Any thoughts on this?
Thoughts would be an understatement for my feelings on this. I understand Apple doesn't want to give their services away for free, that there could be security issues, or even Pre users who could get upset with iTunes if the sync didn't work properly. But, I also think iTunes has just shot themselves in the foot. There are tens of thousands of Pre users and we are all potential iTunes customers. They've pretty much said they don't care about gaining customers.
I have the older version of iTunes and I will not be upgrading anytime soon. I intend to keep my media sync capabilities!