01/09/2009, 02:19 PM
Yes, my memories of the 650 have slipped a bit. Having the 600, 650, 700, 755p, I can't exactly remember which bugs were in each phone. However, I do remember that the 700p was pretty much useless. I do have many memories of my 755p reseting when trying to pick up a phone call
It's a given that due to Apple's financial strength (how many billions they have just sitting in the bank - 30B or ??) and their customer base, 10M iphones in 2008? that they are actively supporting their cash cow. For Palm, no one knows if they will be able to do that since they aren't financially stable. Maybe Palm will be able to do a turnaround like Apple and do very well in the future.
I was typing too fast when saying MS was first out of the gate. However, MS did release their products quickly and kept on releasing new products to fix their mistakes. MS also kept their platform open while Apple insisted on a closed platform. I may very well be wrong, but I think Apple's 2 year head start may be too big to overcome. Apple will be releasing their 3rd iphone when the Pre is released. The iPhone OS will be 2 years more mature, tested, used, then webOS. For Palm's sake, the webOS better work as advertised. I believe all of us have had faulty bluetooth, stability issues, hardware issues, etc from Palm?
Either way, I'm glad there is another competitor to raise the bar. I haven't looked to much into Android and am not blown away with what I see. webOS has the possibility to be great.
One last thought - if your prefered vendor is partnered with Palm, then you'll be ok. I.e. gmail, facebook. However, if you use yahoo mail, hotmail, then will your data be as tightly integrated into the OS? Will there be push/calendar syncing for Yahoo/MS Live?