iPhone 3GS Vs Palm Pre

Here’s a simplified tabular comparison between the iPhone and the Palm Pre.

Category

Palm Pre

palmpre

iPhone 3GS

iphone

Display

3.1” touch screen

24-bit color

320 x 480 resolution

HVGA display

3.5” touch screen

320 x 480 resolution

Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Weight

4.76 oz

4.8 oz

Dimension

2.3”x 3.9”x 0.67”

2.4”x 4.5”x 0.45”

Memory

8 GB

16GB or 32 GB

Wireless

i-Fi 802.11b/g with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication

Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support

UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

Format

Audio: MP3, AAC, AAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV
Video:: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264
Image : GIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP

.jpg, .tiff, .gif (images)

.doc and .docx (Microsoft Word)

htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote)

.pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat)

.ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint)

.txt (text); .rtf (rich text format)

.vcf (contact information)

.xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)

Camera

3 megapixels

camera with LED flash

3 megapixels

Autofocus

Tap to focus

Battery

Removable 1150mAh Lithium Ion battery

Talk time: Up to 5 Hours

Standby Time: Up to 300 Hours

Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter

Talk time: up to 12 hours on 2G

up to 5 hours on 3G

Standby time: up to 300 hours

Internet use: up to 5 hours on 3G

Up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi

Video playback: Up to 10 hours

Audio playback: Up to 30 hours

Features

Layered calendars and linked contacts

Activity Cards

Intuitive Notifications

Combined Messaging

Universal Search

Email

Wi-fi

GPS

Photo

Music

Video

Palm Services

Phone

iPod

Safari

Mail

Video Recording

Spotlight search

Photos

Voice Control

Messages

Map and compasses

Keyboard

Copy, Cut & Paste

Search

Voice Memos

Accessibility

Tethering

Apple Store

iTunes

Calendar

Stocks

Nike + iPod

Weather

Notes

Youtube

Calculator

Parental control

Stereo Bluetooth

Automatic Wi-fi login

Encryption

and more…

Applications

12 Apps

Fandango

Pandora

Connect4

Flixster

AP News

AccuWeather

LinkedIn

Express Stock

Mobile by CitySearch

Where

FlightView

LikeMe Mobile

Over 50,000 Apps for just about everything

Including:

Apps for Working Out

Apps for around the House

Apps for going out

Apps for Managing money

Apps for traveling

Apps for fund and games

iOwn

Shazam

TeeShot

Pianist

Xpense tracker

Plus more…

Languages

English

  • Language support for English (U.S), English (UK), French (France), German, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Arabic, Thai, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Malay, Romanian, Slovak, and Croatian
  • Keyboard support for English (U.S.), English (UK), French (France), French (Canadian), French (Switzerland), German, Traditional Chinese (Handwriting, Pinyin, Zhuyin), Simplified Chinese (Handwriting, Pinyin), Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Korean, Japanese (QWERTY), Japanese (Kana), Russian, Polish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Estonian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Lithuanian, Latvian, Flemish, Arabic, Thai, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Malay, Romanian, Slovak, and Croatian
  • Dictionary support (enables predictive text and autocorrect) for English (U.S.), English (UK), French, German, Traditional Chinese (Handwriting, Pinyin, Zhuyin), Simplified Chinese (Handwriting, Pinyin), Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Korean, Japanese (QWERTY), Japanese (Kana), Russian, Polish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Arabic, Thai, Czech , Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Malay, Romanian, Slovak, and Croatian

Verdict:

Clearly, the iPhone is ahead of the Pre in terms of number of application, features, language support, format, and more…

Can the Pre compete? Yes, by developing more applications and adding new features?

It may not be able to match all the features and applications of the iPhone, but it can carve out a niche for itself and attract customers of its own.

In the end, if all goes well, it could develop into a worthy alternative to the iPhone.

let’s us know your thoughts.

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4 Responses

  1. […] Here’s a simplified tabular comparison between the iPhone and the Palm Pre. Here is the original:  iPhone 3GS Vs Palm Pre […]

  2. You list “Universal Search” for the Palm Pre but you don’t list the new Spotlight feature for iPhone.

  3. The Palm Pre can also Copy, Cut and Paste.

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