Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Jul 2009 04:56 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Palm has released the first major update to its brand new webOS platform, version 1.1. It comes packed with a lot of bug fixes, speed improvements, and new features, mostly geared towards the enterprise, but there's also a lot of stuff in there for ordinary consumers. And iTunes sync? The game is on: Palm re-enabled iTunes syncing in webOS 1.1. Update: Palm isn't waiting for Apple to take the next step - Palm has reported Apple to the USB Implementers Forum. "Palm believes that openness and interoperability offer better experiences for users by allowing them the freedom to use the content they own without interference across devices and services, so on behalf of consumers, we have notified the USB Implementers Forum of what we believe is improper use of the Vendor ID number by another member." Update II: More on how Palm masquerades the Pre as an iPod.
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by John.Gustafsson on Fri 24th Jul 2009 07:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Get ready for..."
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Why didn't Palm write their own application to sync music and other things with their Palm Pre? Because iTunes doesn't stop you from importing *your* DRM-free music into another application and then sync it with whatever you please.

Do you require the sync software for your Sony Ericsson to work with all devices? Nokia? LG? Samsung? RIM? No, not really. So why is iTunes different? Because it doesn't suck as far as sync software goes?

Seriously, Palm dropped the ball big time on this one. They might have hired ex-apple engineers, but they sure haven't learned anything else from Apple. They need their own support structure for their device, which includes their own software for computers. I've said it before and I am saying it again. RIM should buy WebOS from Palm while it still has a chance.

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