Review: Palm Pre
Dude.. wait... what?!
So.. what youre saying is, you see no benefit to the entire basis of the OS?! Letting you switch between many open applications at a time and not have to re-load them (a la the jesusphone.. er.. iphone).
And, give anyone any phone that theyre not familiar with and they will become confused and frustrated, I hate using the iPhone because Im not familiar with it.
Why do I need to hit that little non descript button at the bottom?? Oh, that takes me back to the main menu.. but what about what I was just doing?! What?.. I have to find that icon ...
The webOS card system isn't difficult to master, but it does require an explanation and a small learning curve. Same for the gestures. If you didn't know about them, you'd probably never guess. None of it's difficult, it's just not as intuitive as the iPhone.
The iPhone is dead simple. Anyone can figure it out. There's only one button to learn, and it's the only button. Everything else is intuitive. They've simplified it so that you don't need any system at all (like cards) to manage multi-tasking.
Most people don't realize that the iPhone doesn't have true multi-tasking, because apps load very quickly, and load just the way you left them. You can leave the same three pages (tabs) loa...
that's not over-complicated is it? nor necessary for a power user to take advantage of. People like music the world over.
It's my understanding that you can't do that with the iPhone. Am I correct in that assumption?
If you have more than, say, 8 or 10 cards open, it is no faster to use the cards versus simply jumping into the main menu to open any particular app.
The apps open just as quickly from the main menu as they do from the cards. At least, in my experience they did.
From this perspective, it can make using the cards moot.
But doing 2 to 3 things at once can be very useful.
As an example:
I'm listening to music on Pandora because I think its one of the coolest things to ever happen since sliced bread.
I get a IM message from Lisa wondering what time John's flight gets in.
I say let me check, open up the airplane app (forget its name) getting the flight info from the instant messaging (or maybe opening up yet another card and getting the info from an email), moving seamlessly between the two (all the w...
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