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|iPhone 4.0 revealed|
Steve Jobs had a developers conference today in San Francisco to reveal the new features of the 4.0 iPhone OS.
Some of the new features include:
|Multitasking: It's here, finally. It's handled with a simple task switcher: double click your home button, and you get a list of running apps. Select, switch, done. Multitasking is limited to seven features, including audio and VoIP backgrounding. |
Custom Backgrounds: Now you can choose a persistent background for your iPhone—not just for the homescreen.
New developer APIs: 5x digital zoom, sync IMAP notes, tap to focus video, places in Photos, home screen wallpaper (like iPad), iPod Out (wha?), Web search suggesetions, Bluetooth keyboards (!), file and delete mail search results, cell data only setting, larger fonts for mail, SMS and alerts, Choose image size in mail messages, wake on wireless, and a few more.
Gizmodo will be updating their site with details. [gizmodo.com]
Sales and marketing has nothing to do with technical superiority and quality. It's betamax all over. With 520 million in the bank that doesn't buy you the type of publicity Apple can get just by announcing a press conference three days in advance. Guys like me (totally not affiliated with Palm) do the best we can too.
It's just a better mobile OS and no one questions that, not TechCrunch, not Engadget, not PC World, not Popular Mechanics, not CNet, not Gizmodo, not the NYT, not even Wired. All agree. webOS is the best mobile OS out there.
It took decades before Apple realized people needed a second button on their mouse. Stubborn as usual instead of really thinking about users' needs. Using the excuse that regular folks don't need something is not reason enough not to provide a feature they will use if given the opportunity. And as recent events have proven Apple doesn't stop features and tools from happening because it cares about users' experience - coff - Flash - coff. Apple picks what is in Apple's interest first.
Meanwhile, no one that has used a webOS device has ever argued that they would not like to have multitasking anymore. Again, Verizon advertised this phone to moms and the Oprah crowd. The Pixi is aimed at teenagers and young women, that's hardly a geeky crowd.
|All agree. webOS is the best mobile OS out there |
I've yet to read that anywhere. In fact I've seen the opposite on many sites, but I'm sure different journalists and reviewers have different requirements and different points of view.
Also, 'best' is not the same as 'easiest to use', which is not the same as 'most fully featured'.
|It took decades before Apple realized people needed a second button on their mouse. |
Oh, here we go...
|Apple picks what is in Apple's interest first. |
Whereas Palm are a benevolent charity whose only purpose on this earth is to do good for no return?
|Again, Verizon advertised this phone to moms and the Oprah crowd. The Pixi is aimed at teenagers and young women, that's hardly a geeky crowd. |
Yet everyone still chooses the iPhone?
Palm is a small company. About 1000 employees. They've done on a small budget what Apple, Nokia, and Google could not.
They only have about 590 millions in the bank. That doesn't buy you the promotion muscle needed to let people know about your product when you're fighting with companies like Google and Apple that get free publicity just because they are media darlings.
Sales has nothing to do with webOS and Palm's quality. Nothing. It's the best mobile OS EVER CREATED. It's simply the best. And I'm far from the only one to have said it. Anyone who knows about mobiles seriously know they have the best mobile OS.
They've innovated on OS but even on practicality. Did you know that I can charge my Palm Pre wirelessly without plugging a wire into it? Did you know Palm is the only company to have done 15 + cloud updates automatically to users' devices at least once a month in several countries, using different phone models (Pixi, Palm Pre, Pixi Plus, Palm Pre Plus), and network (GSM, CDMA). Unlike Android, all users are expected to be on the same OS at any time, with the longest discrepancy having been two months max? Right now, every one is on the latest version of webOS.
My entire feelings for Palm are posted here. I'm a believer - [webmasterworld.com...]
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