01/11/2009, 11:57 PM
I have been reading every piece of info on the Pre since it was announced. I currently use a Blackberry Curve and have owned Treos, Iphones, the G1, and and many different Windows Mobile devices. I am a smartphone fan so take this post fwiw.
How much mainstream appeal do you think the Pre really has? Why would the average non-fanatic consumer looking for a smartphone buy the Pre over the Iphone, Blackberry, Android, or WM products? Do you think these "new" concepts like "clouds" and "web based apps" will appeal to consumers or just turn them away?
Granted there is not much information out on the Pre yet and everything is purely speculation at this point, but it seems like the Pre is too complicated when it really is supposed to make your life more simple.
Some have said this phone is being touted as an Iphone killer. I am by no means an Apple fan boy but the Iphone is simple to use, has great applications, and most importantly, the average consumer understands what it does before they buy it. It works like a "normal" smartphone in terms of contact management, applications, etc. Same with the Blackberry's, WM products, and Android. Again, why would the Pre appeal to somebody over the other options?
I am very interested in the Pre and am eagerly awaiting any new information that comes out. Just wondering everybody's thoughts on this.
Wanted to add "Palm OS" devices to the list of "other products" also. I haven't used Palm OS since my Treo 600 days but I know many are still using.