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    2010: Year of the Palm?
    Digital Daily by John Paczkowski

    The Pixi, the Palm Pre’s diminutive smart-phone sibling, arrives at market a few days from now (Nov. 15), and despite some potential pricing confusion with the Pre, analysts expect it to be another catalyst for the company’s comeback. In a note to clients today, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch (BAC) analyst Vivek Arya said Palm (PALM) is well-poised for growth in 2010.

    “Despite increasing smartphone competition, Palm can maintain differentiation and remains well-positioned to launch its products with multiple new Tier-1 carriers in early 2010 by which time it should have a robust apps catalog,” Arya wrote. “While we expect the stock to remain volatile, the recent sell-off creates an interesting buying opportunity, in our opinion, for a company with an attractive platform, selling into a high-growth market, and at a compelling valuation.”

    Interestingly, Arya notes that Palm’s webOS application ecosystem, initially something of a disappointment, is growing a bit more rapidly these days with between 50 and 100 apps being added to Palm’s App Catalog each week. He expects growth to continue with the debut of a new feature enabling customers to download apps simply by clicking on a URL. Arya believes this will dramatically improve discovery of apps and attract more attention from developers. His conclusion: With a more robust App Catalog and two attractive handsets, Palm is well-positioned to launch its webOS line with multiple new Tier-1 carriers like Verizon (VZ) in early 2010.
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    all I know it that my trust is in them, and don't want them to screw it up with the Pre II
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    I think it's fairly obvious that the Pre's release on Sprint followed the same path as the initial iPhone 1G .... meant for early adopters. All the missing pieces/parts points to 2010 alongside releases on other carriers (AT&T/Verizon). This is where I think the Pre and webOS maturity will be exponential, not incremental....(I hope)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MilenkoD View Post
    I think it's fairly obvious that the Pre's release on Sprint followed the same path as the initial iPhone 1G .... meant for early adopters. All the missing pieces/parts points to 2010 alongside releases on other carriers (AT&T/Verizon). This is where I think the Pre and webOS maturity will be exponential, not incremental....(I hope)
    I would have to disagree. I just don't think they were able to get it developed completely in time. Heck, we're still missing basic functionality, i.e. text forwarding and video recording.
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    Let alone all the great features they promised, e.g.:
    - auto emailing meeting organisers when you're calculated to arrive late
    - prioritise contacts to have contact calls to route to VM during meetings and others not

    All this "forward thinking" is apparently as "creepy" for Palm as were the Pre commercials
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    Man, I'm tired of answering this one: emailing meeting attendees works. It doesn't work the way MacNamee said--he simply misunderstood. But whenever a reminder pops up for a meeting with multiple invitees, you get the option to contact meeting attendees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boomhower View Post
    I would have to disagree. I just don't think they were able to get it developed completely in time. Heck, we're still missing basic functionality, i.e. text forwarding and video recording.
    That's basically what I meant. When the iPhone 1G was released, it wasn't "finished" either
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    how is video recording basic functionality?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khalild View Post
    how is video recording basic functionality?
    Because it's standard on near every smartphone in existence?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khalild View Post
    how is video recording basic functionality?
    Seriously? Pretty much every phone out there can do this now. Yes, it is a basic functionality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boomhower View Post
    I would have to disagree. I just don't think they were able to get it developed completely in time. Heck, we're still missing basic functionality, i.e. text forwarding and video recording.
    I won't quible with you on video recording, because that one irritates me every time my baby girl does something funny.

    Text forwarding is in 1.3.1. So there's one down and one very large elephant sized video recording issue left, but likely people will still be angry that WebOs doesn't complete them in some way.
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    I could have used video recording last weekend ..

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