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  • iPhone vs. Pre - Internal AT&T Document Kicks Palm's Booty


    AT&T is firing up to point out all the ways the iPhone wins against the Pre if this leaked internal document is any indication. Good old competition. While there are many things on the list above that can be disputed some of them seem to be fact. The pre won't work in the rest of the world as it is being released on Sprint (sad), the screen is smaller, 3d graphics limitations, and other various things.

    Surprisingly the document actually lists some (well only one) of the Pre's advantages: a full QWERTY keyboard. What? Did you think AT&T was going to publish reasons the Pre might be better than the iPhone?

    edit: ppl have asked "why the bogus comparison"
    a) This is an internal AT&T document. AT&T is not going to publish a document saying that the Palm Pre on Sprint is better than the iPhone on AT&T. Duh.
    b) Why don't you educate everyone else on why the Palm Pre is better. Saying "This shizat is bogus the world is full of crap" is not constructive or compelling.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone vs. Pre - Internal AT&T Document Kicks Palm's Booty started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 33 Comments
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      the Pre will be popular until July when Apple drops the next iPhone with version 3.0 software. hopefully Sprint / Palm can sell about 500 million units in 2 months.
    1. 02589's Avatar
      02589 -
      No doubt that the 2 year old iPhone will be miles ahead of the new Pre in many areas. I think the Pre has a lot of potential. The upshot to this is that it will keep Apple on it's toes.
    1. iphone49er's Avatar
      iphone49er -
      Haha wow! Totally unbiased chart! /sarcasm


      I love the iPhone as much as the next guy but come on, who made this chart? Oh that's right ATT


      LOL, I'll wait til the Pre establishes itself in the market before I make such ridiculous comparisons.
    1. bengo's Avatar
      bengo -
      LOL so much crap in that chart.

      Examples:

      Plastic case? Yeah, hello, iPhone 3G is plastic with a metal bezel. Might want to mention all the cracking issues

      World phone? Uhhh right, maybe if you've jailbroken or unlocked your iPhone so you can put in a local SIM card wherever you go. Otherwise, have fun roaming for $3 a minute, as AT&T doesn't allow SIM unlocks.

      Available in black only? As opposed the many color options the iPhone gives you....

      No sync, drag and drop file management. Sorry, but most users would find this an advantage not a drawback. iTunes sucks ***, and if you want to sync, there's plenty of other media players that can do it, namely Winamp / WMP.

      Limited business applications at launch. Right, Palm is a founder of the Smartphone for business use.

      But whatever, that document is for AT&T employees to recite to unsuspecting customers who foolishly believe the service reps are being honest.
    1. LSZ33's Avatar
      LSZ33 -
      the iPhone is the best phone out and it will stay that way for a long time! Perhaps until the new iPhone is released.
    1. boe_dye's Avatar
      boe_dye -
      so let me get this straight...

      the iphone can magically log onto wi-fi networks that the Pre can't?

      What the bleep is the difference if i log onto burger kings wi-fi network with the iPhone versus if I log onto it with the Pre?

      Are Hotspots now getting biased as to who can log onto their networks?

      Is the Pre going to only be allowed to sit "in the back of the bus" and only drink from designated water fountains?

      Hell, I never once had a problem logging into any hotspot with my HTC wizard, and that was a Windows Mobile 6.1 Device...
    1. bengo's Avatar
      bengo -
      Quote Originally Posted by boe_dye View Post
      so let me get this straight...

      the iphone can magically log onto wi-fi networks that the Pre can't?

      What the bleep is the difference if i log onto burger kings wi-fi network with the iPhone versus if I log onto it with the Pre?

      Are Hotspots now getting biased as to who can log onto their networks?

      Is the Pre going to only be allowed to sit "in the back of the bus" and only drink from designated water fountains?

      Hell, I never once had a problem logging into any hotspot with my HTC wizard, and that was a Windows Mobile 6.1 Device...
      LOL it's just AT&T saying that if you don't buy the iPhone, you can't go to Starbucks and use the free AT&T wifi hotspot. Oh noes!!!
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by bengo View Post
      LOL it's just AT&T saying that if you don't buy the iPhone, you can't go to Starbucks and use the free AT&T wifi hotspot. Oh noes!!!
      Yes, and since this is a true statement, they are technically not dieing. Clever clever!
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Lmao@ very limited business applications at launch...Errrmm hello? Can you say iPhone? What a crock.

      Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
      Pre.....boo....
      What? No ModMyPre?

      Hahaha
    1. Sk8r789456's Avatar
      Sk8r789456 -
      haha the only thing the pre owns the iphone is in internet speed rev A ftw
    1. kgdadon's Avatar
      kgdadon -
      === I HOPE YOU ALL REALIZE THE PALM PRE IS AND WILL BE BETTER IN MANY WAYS THAN THE IPHONE ! EVEN AFTER THE 3.0 UPDATE THE IPHONE WILL STILL LACK MANY FEATURES BUILT INTO THE WEBOS WICH IS WHAT WILL BE RUNNING ON THE PRE , MANY IPHONE DEVELOPERS ARE ALREADY RAVING AND COMMENTING ON HOW THE WEB OS IS FAR SUPERIOR TO THE IPHONE OS ... AND MANY OF U FAIL TO REALIZE THAT THE REASON THE PALM PRE'S OS IS SO SIMILAR TO THE IPHONES IS THAT THE DEVELOPERS BEHIND THE WEB OS IS A GROUP OF X APPLE DEVELOPERS AND PALM DEVELOPERS . ! SO REST ASSURED THAT THE WEBOS IS OFFICIALLY SUPERIOR! OH BY THE WAY SPRINT THE OFFICIAL WIRELESS PROVIDER FOR THE PRE IS BY FAR AS TESTED THE BEST!!! 3G PROVIDER EVEN SUPERIOR TO VERIZON !! ITS A FACT !! NO WIRELESS PROVIDER IN THE US CAN TOP THE SPEEDS OF THERE DATA NETWORK.. GOOGLE IT ! DONT TAKE MY WORD FOR IT !! AND SPRINT IS ABOUT TO RELEASE THE 4G NETWORK NATIONWIDE!! THE FIRST TO DO SO ! .. I SUGGEST WE ALLL PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE PALM PRE'S WEB OS AND ITS PROGRESS !! ITS A BIG DEAL ! NOT NO PHONY IPHONE WANNABE .. ITS THE REAL DEAL! OH AND JUS LET ME ADD A LITTLE THING THAT I KNOW WE'VE ALLL BEEN DIENG TO SEE ON THE IPHONE ... ==== ''FLASH'" THATS RIGHT PEOPLE THE PRE WILL HAVE BUILT IN FLASH CAPABILITIES .. SORRY BUT THATS ENOUGH TO CATCH EVERYBODYS EYES ESPECIALLY DEVELOPERS.. !!

      Palm Pre Phone - Features, Details, Reviews : Palm USA

      Quote Originally Posted by bengo View Post
      lol so much crap in that chart.

      Examples:

      Plastic case? Yeah, hello, iphone 3g is plastic with a metal bezel. Might want to mention all the cracking issues

      world phone? Uhhh right, maybe if you've jailbroken or unlocked your iphone so you can put in a local sim card wherever you go. Otherwise, have fun roaming for $3 a minute, as at&t doesn't allow sim unlocks.

      Available in black only? As opposed the many color options the iphone gives you....

      No sync, drag and drop file management. Sorry, but most users would find this an advantage not a drawback. Itunes sucks ***, and if you want to sync, there's plenty of other media players that can do it, namely winamp / wmp.

      Limited business applications at launch. Right, palm is a founder of the smartphone for business use.

      But whatever, that document is for at&t employees to recite to unsuspecting customers who foolishly believe the service reps are being honest.






      ___ now heres a guy who knows what hes talking about !!!!!!! Hes right!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      At least with the iPhone you don't have to SHOUT!

      The PRE's OS is interesting and I hope it will succeed but going with Sprint is, IMHO, a mistake. They are to small a player for Palm to get the sales they need. I fear this could be Palm's swansong which would be a shame.
      The Pre is also fugly which will harm it's sales if it ever makes it outside of the USA but small qwerty keyboards do seem quite popular in the USA so I doubt if it will do any harm for sales there.
      However good the OS is it is only one part of a phone and the lack of capital at Palm means their marketing will be limited and I fear it is to late for Palm - I hope I am wrong and it is a success so we can see it this side of the Pond - but time will tell.
    1. 6309phone's Avatar
      6309phone -
      > SO REST ASSURED THAT THE WEBOS IS OFFICIALLY SUPERIOR!

      OK, so we should listen and realize that the WebOS is superior to Objective C and cocoa and the compiling tools on the Mac? Give me a break. Why don't you learn how to program and then start talking again?