iPhone 3GS Vs Palm Pre

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

Category

Palm Pre

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iPhone 3GS

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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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iPhone Available Tomorrow!

One more day to go before you can get a hands-on view of the the new  iPhone 3GS.  I cannot wait.

Here synopsis of it supposed capability:

  • Launch and switch between applications quickly.
  • Access web-pages in a fraction of the time.
  • Shoot, edit, and share video right on your phone.
  • Make a call or play a song using just your voice.
  • Rotate to use a larger keyboard in Mail, Messages, Notes, and Safari
  • Copy and paste words and photos, even between applications.
  • Find out what direction you’re facing with a new digital compass.

watch it all in the video:

New Apple iPhone 3GS changes speed!

Apple announces the release of the new 3GS iPhone at it annual conference…but what is this new iPhone all about?  

The answer is speed!

iphone-3g

…the ability to launch applications, view attachments, and load games 2 to 3 times faster…and a data speed that will see the new device will support AT&T’s upcoming 7.2 Mbps HSPDA network.

…also, it sports a new 3.0 megapixel camera with auto focus which will record videos that can be edited right on the device and sent by email or directly uploaded to YouTube.

…battery longevity is also improved. Users will see 9 hours of  Wi-Fi Internet time, 10 hours of video, 30 hours of audio, and 5 hours of 3G talk time.

16-Gb and 32-Gb version will be available in black and white and  will go for $199 and $299. respectively. In terms of looks, there are not changes. The phones will look just like the 3G model.

Even with AT&T maintaing it “stronghold” on selling rights, I got to admit it’s really tempting.

To get one, you will have to pre-order and pick it up at a local store on June 19.

If you want an iPhone, but is not willing to pay 3GS price, you are in luck! The “old” 8-gigabyte 3G model’s going for $99 effective immediately.

In the meantime, AT&T is in the process of upgrading its software to its towers so that it can support this higher speed data.

For more information go the the Apple website…http://apple.com/iphone