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  1. sam1am's Avatar
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    When a friend or stranger asks you what that phone your using is, and you tell them it's a palm pre, they usually ask something along the lines of "so what's cool about it?" or "is it like the iPhone?" If they don't ask, they're wondering.

    So given 30-60 seconds to "sell" someone on the Pre, what do you show them?

    I usually show how you can run multiple apps ad then show them synergy while explaining how everything is in the cloud so backups are not necessary and you can access everything online.

    What do you show off first?
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    I blast them with the wave... Show them how I can open 4 apps at the same time. It's mind-bottling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ny88RiCaN View Post
    I blast them with the wave... Show them how I can open 4 apps at the same time. It's mind-bottling.
    Lol - after reading that I thought "Does he mean you can use multi-touch on the wave to open multiple applications?" Then I tried it and it completely froze my phone.
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    True Multi-tasking!! Watch as I listen to music, text a friend, write an email, all while browsing the web!! ANd then sing, "anything you can do, I can do betteeer" (to there phone obviously)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ny88RiCaN View Post
    I blast them with the wave... Show them how I can open 4 apps at the same time. It's mind-bottling.
    Like when your mind's stuck in a bottle and it can't get out?


    The Pre is special in the way it multitasks, and the interface in general, IMO. Sure, other phones multitask, it's just a little more elegant if you will on the Pre. It also doesn't look dated like other platforms(ahem Blackberry)
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    lol thats awesome. I dont necessarily mean "same time" but load simultaneously... Sorry!

    Also: when I get all of them open I show the gesture area more by swiping across the apps I opened up. It's pretty impressive if you do it fast enough.
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    Show them it is not a pretentious Apple product....
    "Brace yourself, you beautiful *****. I am about to **** you up with some truth!" - Kenny Powers

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    Man, Palm's marketing of the multitasking sure has worked on people. My Pearl had "true multitasking", yet people on here act like it's a brand new feature never before seen on smart phones!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ny88RiCaN View Post
    I blast them with the wave... Show them how I can open 4 apps at the same time. It's mind-bottling.
    lol
    "Brace yourself, you beautiful *****. I am about to **** you up with some truth!" - Kenny Powers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysian893 View Post
    Man, Palm's marketing of the multitasking sure has worked on people. My Pearl had "true multitasking", yet people on here act like it's a brand new feature never before seen on smart phones!
    That "multi-tasking" is not the same as the Pre's. Just like the MyTouch's multi-tasking is not the same as the Pre's.

    Not sure what you mean by "true" multitasking, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenanator View Post
    Show them it is not a pretentious Apple product....
    It's not the products that are pretentious...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Urkel View Post
    It's not the products that are pretentious...
    ain't that the truth. I use apple products but I hate their fans.
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    @sam1am

    thanks for the laugh I truly found that very funny .! ^_^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyndall View Post
    That "multi-tasking" is not the same as the Pre's. Just like the MyTouch's multi-tasking is not the same as the Pre's.

    Not sure what you mean by "true" multitasking, either.
    Someone else said "true", that's the post I was responding to, without actually quoting it.
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    I just show them the launcher and cards...but tell them to ignore the iphone theme.
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    I just show them my boot logo of the linux penguin with the apple in his stomach lol it gets a laugh and "how did you do that every time"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysian893 View Post
    Man, Palm's marketing of the multitasking sure has worked on people. My Pearl had "true multitasking", yet people on here act like it's a brand new feature never before seen on smart phones!
    Well, since you bring up marketing...have you ever noticed that, while Apple may show off the fact that it has 75k apps in every cutesy little teeny-bopper commercial they make, that they never once actually show the phone switching between apps? Ever notice that Palm shows switching between apps in every one of their commercials? And, I could be wrong, but I don't actually recall Palm (Sprint says "multiple applications at once") actually using the term multitasking in any of their ads.

    You can call it whatever you want, but I'd say that both of those companies know there's something brand new going on here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMoney749 View Post
    Well, since you bring up marketing...have you ever noticed that, while Apple may show off the fact that it has 75k apps in every cutesy little teeny-bopper commercial they make, that they never once actually show the phone switching between apps? Ever notice that Palm shows switching between apps in every one of their commercials? And, I could be wrong, but I don't actually recall Palm (Sprint says "multiple applications at once") actually using the term multitasking in any of their ads.

    You can call it whatever you want, but I'd say that both of those companies know there's something brand new going on here.
    I know Sprint runs commercials that highlight running multiple apps, and have run print ads saying the same, I'm not sure about Palm ads, but I know it was a major marketing point before the phone was launched.
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    Most of the people I show my Pre to like the keyboard and size/shape. Everyone agrees that it feels better and is easier to hold than the iPhone.
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    Multitasking is a bit stressing word. Is better to say "multiple activities at once"...
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