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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Getting To Know Your Palm Pre – Part 1

Power Button (At the top of the device)

  • Press to  turn screen on or off
  • Press and hold to turn phone off or switch to airplane mode in which you can watch videos, listen to music, and use other non-wireless features.

Brief Video Demo:

Vodpod videos no longer available.


Card View

  • Displays your applications as minimized cards, allowing you to easily move among them, or re-order them.
  • To maximize(blow up) an application, simply tap its card.
  • To return to card view, press the center button

Connection Menu

  • To open, simply tap the upper right-hand corner of your screen
  • It allows you to turn-on or off the connection features of your Pre including wi-fi, bluetooth, or airplane mode.

Application Menu

  • To open an application, tap the name of the application at the upper left-hand corner of the screen
  • You will see items such as preferences and help, and commands such as cut, copy, and paste for you to navigate through the chosen application.

Palm Synergy

  • Displays information from several sources in a simple logical view so that you can track each event easily.
  • It is uinque to Palm WebOS…
  • Works in contact, emails,  messaging, and more…

Universal Search

  • Start typing and Pre begins searching for you.
  • First it narrows the info of the people and application on your phone. If it’s not on the phone, Pre switches to the web. You can choose a google, wikipedia, twitter, or maps search.

Notifications

  • These are messages that appear at the bottom of the screen alerting you of an incoming call, missed call, text messages, voice mail, email, and more…you can either ignore it or tap on it to act on it.

In part 2, we will touch on the Quick launch feature among others…
If you have a Pre, we would love to hear from you.

Please do not hesitate to share your experiences with us as we strive to make this page one of the best for Palm Pre information.

Palm Pre Takes on the iPhone

The palm pre is an intriguing little device. I have decided to follow  it alongside Apple iphone because I believe that it is going to get interesting.

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The competition is already on…and in case you wondering how well the Pre will do, I am going to make a prediction.

It is going to do well. If I am wrong, I will eat my words, but for now, I like the idea of finally having a smart phone that has the potential to  give the iPhone  ‘real’ competition.

With over 21 million sold worldwide and 50,000 plus applications available for download at the Apple store, the iPhone is in a class all by itself.

…not to mention the latest launch of the iPhone 3GS with some stellar features.

What’s so special about the Pre?
It is being touted as the 1st phone built to simulate the web itself. It can sync with the web, take data feed from email, pictures, video, facebook, linked in, twitter pals, and combine them into one comprehensive contact list without duplicates…a concept known on the Pre as synergy.

Also, with a feature called Universal search, if you just start typing on the keyboard, WebOS pulls up a pane that searches will search your contacts via google, wikipedia, or twitter.

Type a question and you have the answer almost immediately.

The user environment is a website. That means anyone who can build a website can write an application for the platform. This opens the door for a ton of future applications.

Also, the user interface can run a dozen applications simultaneously. Each application is represented by a virtual card. To switch between programs, simply leaf through the cards.

To close an application , simply filck away the card.

Clearly, the Key to the Pre’s success will definitely hinge heavily on it WebOS application.

Quick comparison with the iPhone

Feature

iPhone

Palm-Pre

Applications

Over 50,000 available.

Can only run one at a time

Over a dozen available

Can run a dozen at a time.

Need to work out bugs

Games

excellent

Will take years to compete

Data

Data in different locations.

Cleverly organize facebook, Gmail, calendars, and exchange contact into one.

Search

Cannot search within contact.

Can search within contacts.

Stay tuned for a more detailed comparison later. In the meantime, let us know your thoughts.