Palm Pre and the rumored new iPhone 2009 are undeniably the two biggest hypes in technology these days. The Palm Pre we feel we already know really well and the other is basically still a blur besides its operating system.
The mysterious new iPhone which we refer to as iPhone 2009 is generating much more interest around the globe according to our analysis. Is it the 'unknown' that drives the hype? Should Palm have kept the Palm Pre more under wraps until launch?
Palm unveiled the Palm Pre at the CES 2009 in January and it got major attention. The timing was great and nobody else showed anything at that time that could steal its thunder.
The new webOS of the Palm Pre is a real stunner and there are lots of very smart features inside the Palm Pre that got the press and many consumers very excited.
Now we have waited over 5 months and we watched lots of Palm Pre videos, seen many Palm Pre photos (Palm site) and read about all its features. The only two things we do not know is the price and when Sprint is starting to sell the Palm Pre.
In the meantime the rumor hype machine around the anticipated new iPhone 2009 from Apple is in full gear and Apple has detailed the new iPhone 3.0 OS and it matches many of the new Palm Pre features. Now it is more a matter of taste to go with the webOS look and feel or stick with the Apple OS UI language. The big unknown is what the new iPhone would be like. At this point I believe many of you who are looking to buy the Palm Pre are waiting to see what new iPhone Apple is unveiling.
This does not mean that the Palm Pre will not be successful. There are many reasons for consumers to chose the Palm Pre no matter what the new iPhone is going to be including basic ones like the Palm Pre is completely new, the Pre is not from AT&T, and the Pre is not an Apple product.
It is astonishing though that a mystery product can create much more hype than a well known product that shines really bright. There is of course also a disadvantage to this situation. If Apple is going to disappoint at the WWDC 2009 by, worst case, introducing no new iPhone, than Palm has a big chance to capture some significant market share away from the Apple iPhone.
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