[QUOTE=west3man;1549247]Are they really a different company? If they've been developing this operating system and product line for as long as they say, that overlaps with their previous product releases. In other words, why shouldn't we expect the same behavior from them post-Pre as we received ... err ... pre-Pre?
If it's their Pre-philosophy that makes us* think they might be a different company, I have to wonder if we saw any evidence of that new philosophy before now. I do think Palm was showing us their progression, in some ways, because the Pre seems to be the culmination of a lot of what we've seen in their more recent devices such as no external antenna, smaller size, gps functionality, slick appearance, mini-usb port, 3.5 mm headset jack, etc. But how does that speak to a different philosophy or a different company?>>>>>>>>>
I'm a bit skeptical too, but i've been pretty impressed with the treo pro and especially the Pre. Palm has been headed in the right direction.
The only thing i would pin my hopes on is that Palm has stated let them develop their own system, ala apple, and they'll have the system in place to be able to pump out updates and basically be able to react faster to issues.
Well, lo and behold, they're getting such a system in place. It does look a little ragtag still but it appears to be getting appleish. They've left it up to the imagination on how some things will go with the Pre or just haven't told all yet.
But yeah, time will tell if past behavior will persist. That won't fly. But i can't imagine them not recognizing the importance of this or not knowing this now.