It was mobile mania all again this week.Palm Pre hit the stores and made a record breaking sales (rumored to be more than 50,000 units in just 2 days!!).
Apple’s WWDC devoid of Steve Jobs still had something solid to show Iphone 3GS. (faster better iphone ..but not very exciting as the previous ones).
While Dhiru stands up for Apple 3GS (btw he is apple biased :p ) when compared to N97, I put my bet on the new Palm Pre which is considered as the first true iphone killer.It has a QWERTY keyboard which is one of things Iphone will love to have.The Web OS is the real deal which beats the iphone OS .The ability to run many applications at once,touch accuracy,mail,IM notifications while running any app,etc make it far superior even than the upcoming iphone 3.o.
Still iPhone’s large application base,build quality,iPod scores over the Pre.But I think a large chunk of business users may shift to Pre ,considering the cost advantage(refer pic),and business features like MS exchange and Office.
As far i can see,the $99 iphone 3G will give the Pre a stiff competition than the iphone 3GS.
While the N97 with a price tag of $699,can kiss US markets goodbye..Asian markets is not much promising either.And with HTC planning to launch Android phones in India,they better plan something better.
Meanwhile I am trying to lose my Sony Ericsson “accidentally” and get a Nokia ..waiting for Nokia 2730-budget phone with 3G