Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 24th Jul 2009 22:52 UTC
Editorial Every few years we geeks have our own kind of popcorn show to watch: tech companies showing teeth to one another. This time around, it's Palm vs Apple. In all seriousness though, how ethical is the battle around iTunes?
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Clever move by Palm
by StephenBeDoper on Sat 25th Jul 2009 15:08 UTC
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I think this is a clever marketing (meta-marketing?) by Palm - either outcome works in their favour. If Apple caves and lets them sync the Pre with iTunes, that lowers the barrier for existing iPhone users to switch to a Pre, it gives Palm seamless interoperability with the client software for the most popular online music store, etc.

On the other hand, if Apple goes out of their way to prevent the Pre from syncing via iTunes, then that makes Apple look the bad guy - while making Palm look like the underdog.

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