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Test post [Nov. 17th, 2009|10:18 pm]
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First post from Palm Pre?

[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2009-11-18 04:18 am (UTC)
Yay! Apparently so!
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From: spchampion
2009-11-18 03:12 pm (UTC)
I would love to know what made you choose the Pre over an Android phone. Pros and cons, etc?
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2009-11-18 04:16 pm (UTC)
So, the stuff I saw that I liked when I was deciding:

- Multitouch: I think the Droid has some multitouch stuff, but it's not fully integrated, and when I was looking no Android phone had any multitouch. Multitouch just feels so right for zooming that a phone seems (to me) crippled without it.

- Notifications: The WebOS notification system is really top-notch - you get alerted when "something happens" (new email, calendar event, text message) but it's unobtrusive and you don't have to "remove" the alert right away. Not sure what Android does about notifications.

- Development: I was initially excited by a HTML/Javascript looking API for developing native apps. After having done some development, this is kinda a wash - yeah, it's neat, but you have to format the HTML just right to make it look correct.

- Synergy: The whole pulling in all your Gmail/Facebook contacts is pretty cool.

If I were choosing again today I might go with the Droid or something, but I'm pretty happy with my choice as long as Palm, you know, survives :-)
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From: spchampion
2009-11-18 08:26 pm (UTC)
Very interesting. Thanks! :)
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