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AT&T vs Palm Pre, lists anti-Pre talking points


It looks like AT&T is taking the Pre pretty seriously. An internal AT&T memo has been circulating around retail employees, listing some anti-Pre talking points. 

I hate to say it, but AT&T got us on a few points, but a few are just down right derisory remarks at the Pre, at least in my opinion:

  • Palm Pre is "Available in black only" where the iPhone is "available in Black or White"
  • It's a fact that Apple's App store is doing pretty well, but to say that the Palm Pre has an "Unproven App catalog app store" is being too hasty. First off, early developers are saying that webOS lives up to its hype, coding in just html, css and java fits plenty of developers in webOS, and lastly, it's not even publicly released yet.
  • "Touchscreen control gestures not intuitive." Doesn't the iPhone uses about the same gestures?
  • "No global roaming, limited global GPS." on the Palm Pre. Just wait till you forget to turn on "international data roaming" on the iPhone(hint: your bill won't be pretty).

I'll leave the rest for our readers to debunk on...

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Reader Comments (8)

This will be a fun document to bring up again when AT&T launches its own webOS device before the end of the year.... :D

April 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersam



April 22, 2009 | Registered CommenterPreThinking

I can't wait. This is going to give them a run (even if at small scale) it's the only phone close because that G1...hrmmmm negative....GO PRE!!!

April 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha

Hmmm... the points seem kind of weak.
Not available in white?

April 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

What do they mean by "limited free wi-fi access"?
Wi-fi is wi-fi, isn't it?

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHans

Ok, I just read it: Pres don't get to use the AT&T wi-fi spots.
Oh no.

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHans

Palm Pr─ôs don't get to use AT&T hotspots... unless of course the user happens to have AT&T DSL, which is pretty damn common around here.

AT&T fail :P

April 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoktor Jones

(to clarify, AT&T DSL subscribers can use their DSL username/password to access AT&T wi-fi hotspots for free at Starbucks/etc)

April 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoktor Jones

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