Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Feb 2010 23:57 UTC
Apple "Whereas the iPhone is aimed at short, focused tasks, the iPad is more likely to lend itself to longer, more general tasks that involve using multiple apps, just as we're used to on the Mac. It's easy to imagine wanting to use an iPad to read text in Mobile Safari, copy some text to a Pages document, and send that document to a colleague via Mail. That specific example may turn out to be possible with the current iPhone OS, but it points toward needing more ways for iPad apps to work together in the future."
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Coming from a WebOS Perspective - Yes
by runjorel on Wed 10th Feb 2010 15:24 UTC
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2009-02-09

I am the owner of a Palm Pre with, of course, Web OS. Recently, I left my phone at a friend's house who lived out of town. My father let me borrow his extra iPhone (long story about the extra iPhone, but regardless) until I got my Pre back. I won't go into the whole iPhone vs Pre debate, but I will say I was very impressed with the iPhone compared to the Pre. Almost to where I'd prefer an iPhone over the Pre. But the one thing keeping me back? I love the Web OS cards and multitasking system.

I hate not knowing what's open and what's not. I hated scrolling through pages of apps to get to the one thing that I wanted (when it was already open). Plus, switching from app to app (again, once they are already opened) feels a lot faster on Web OS because I am just scrolling window by window. Sometimes, I don't even need to make the app active because the preview shows me enough. It just seems a lot more efficient to me.

Now for the disclaimer: the Pre is my first smart phone and I never owned an iPhone (or even an iPod Touch for that matter) before, so I may just be very accustomed to Web OS vs the iPhone.

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