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Palm suscita l’entusiasmo di molti

Sono molti a essere entusiasti del nuovo Palm Pre, che viene definito come un iPhone senza tutte le limitazioni dell’iPhone. Ecco cosa ne dice Fabrizio Capobianco (Palm is innovating again) che di queste ne capisce assai:

  1. The device looks slick. I am not a fan of sliding keyboard, but this one seems ok. I am sure we will hear “an iPhone with a keyboard” quite often. And this is a real keyboard, not the suicide attempt of RIM with the Storm.
  2. The UI of the OS looks slick. The concept of cards, the gestures (I like the one where you throw away your application), the support for multi-touch. From the first look, it seems “an iPhone with copy and paste”. Not a small feature. Look for Apple to finally add it, if the Pre has any quick success.
  3. The development environment seems to be the nirvana of developers. What I have been talking about for a while: a web development system (Ajax, HTML, Javascript, CSS) for local apps. Palm claims all their apps use the same system. If it is true, they might have solved the issue of how to attract developers to build applications for this platform. Developers will come. “An iPhone with an easy development environment”. BTW, the OS underneath is Linux, which is just cool.
  4. They have a transparent synching technology called Synergy. It is what MobileMe is to the iPhone or the Android Gmail integration. But it works. And not just for @me.com or @gmail.com accounts. From the people that brought us HotSync comes the future of syncing. Ok, a bit too much enthusiasm, maybe… But the engine Palm is using is the best of the best in the world (wink wink πŸ˜‰ “An iPhone that syncs with the world”.
  5. The accessory to power the phone without wires is soo cool. “An iPhone without wires, not even to charge it”. I love this one. If you looked behind my desk, you would know why… This is the future.

Beh, io l’iPhone non l’ho voluto comprare proprio per tutte le limitazioni legate alle paranoie da sindrome di ritenzione anale di Steve Jobs. Questo, invece, me lo metterei molto volentieri in tasca πŸ™‚