Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Is the Palm Pre in danger?

The tech world is going nuts over a pretty broad patent that Apple JUST won [like to Google news... chose the one that suits] on multi-touch. It covers not only the iPhone but could also be applied to PCs, such as the latest in multi-touch goodness on the aluminum MacBook and MacBook Pro. How I am dying to buy one!

Palm and Apple have exchanged saber rattling with Palm convinced the patent app will not effect their phone and Apple intimating that they have the IP upper hand. It will be an interesting few months ahead. If Apple truly has a lock on multi-touch, it's over for not only Palm but others. 

Personally, I think we're going to see an entirely different paradigm from Apple this June with the introduction of Snow Leopard. I say this because the goal of Snow Leopard is optimization and system file size reduction. These are nice to have benefits for sure but only worth it if there's an end product that warrants it. Exciting times ahead!

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