Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Jun 2009 11:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The Palm Pre will hit the stores on Saturday, June 6, and it has a very important task to fulfil. Contrary to what the sensationlist media want you to believe, that task is not to dethrone the iPhone, but to save a flailing company. Palm requires for its very survival that the Pre and its brand-new operating system webOS is a success. CNet has taken the Palm Pre through its paces, and despite some flaws, they were quite pleased, especially on the software front. Update: Another review, from Engadget: "To put it simply, the Pre is a great phone, and we don't feel any hesitation saying that."
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Comment by majipoor
by majipoor on Thu 4th Jun 2009 15:23 UTC
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The iPhone can do multitasking: Safari, Mail, SMS and other Apple applications do run in background.

It is indeed possible to allow multi-tasking without draining the battery too quickly... provided that all developers implement it carefully.

And this is the problem Apple is facing as well as other devices which allow third party applications: it is impossible to ensure that all applications will behave correctly. Apple just does not want to take that risk.

Let's see what happens with the Pre as soon as many thrid party applications are available. Currently only a few applications are available and Palm has for sure ensured that all of them behave well.

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