“As much as we’d like the Tapplet, or iPad, to make its debut next month, it’s looking like that won’t be the case – as we’ve heard. ‘Sources close to the company’ say that the event will be on September 9th and will most assuredly not be Tablet-related. Instead, like last year’s September announcement, it’ll be new iPods and possibly that fancy new iTunes we’ve been hearing about.”
“If all goes according to plan, the company’s OnDemand digital download service will soon be available on select Motorola cell phones. There is no word yet on which devices will be supported, or when this will all go down, but all the same we can’t help but wonder if this will amount to a much needed revenue source for the company, or just another of its painful death throes.”
Michael Snider compares the Palm Pre to Apple’s iPhone device and RIM’s BlackBerrys.
“The Palm Pre fills a big gap that exists between the multimedia super-device that is the iPhone and the e-mailing super-device that is the BlackBerry. While the Pre beats neither in their core strengths – multimedia and e-mail, respectively – it does both well, which is more than you can say for the iPhone or various BlackBerrys.”