Text Messaging Interface-Off

Here is a comparison between the Iphone's and the Pre's SMS applications.

Matthew Lutker
2 min read
Sorry about the quality, taken with my touch pro Matthew Lutker
Text messaging is becoming more and more common in today's world, even with the older generations. Texting is a convenient, quick, and reliable way of getting in contact with them. The Palm Pre did seem to take the colors and tried to mimmic the Iphone's but, less screen space gives you less to work with.
The big question is since you have used both what do you prefer? "To start my review is going to be on the interface alone and not the way it is typed in since there are pros and cons for typing on each. The Pre's strength is that the user can quickly and easily switch over to your favorite messenger without ever leaving that screen. BUT the Iphone (which everyone knows I'm not the biggest fan being that I'm a Windows guy) has a great easy to read and use interface that makes texting more of a joy than a hassle." (the cool sounds and the sending status bar is a nice piece of eye candy.)

On the input method for the devices I would have to lean toward that Iphone. I quickly fell in love with the beautiful, easy to type on keyboard and the g-sensor to rotate into a spaced full sized qwerty keyboard. (the Pre's keyboard is a little cramped and i only have medium sized hands)Besides the keyboard being cramped having to slide the keyboard up each and every time becomes not just a hassle but a nuisance. Why a nuisance? Well, each time the keyboard is slid open it makes this loud CLACK of the plastic hitting when the screen is done sliding to expose the keyboard.

Finally here's a screenie with the two interface next to eachother. (yes i blurred out my conversation with my mom) (LOVE you Mom)
Sorry about the quality, taken with my touch pro Matthew Lutker