Palm’s new Pre gets good reviews, even when compared to Apple’s hot-selling iPhone. The smartphone market segment continues rapid growth in users and phones. There’s RIM’s BlackBerry, Google’s Android, Apple’s iPhone, Microsoft’s upcoming WinMob 7, and many others. However, some smartphones were not smart enough.
Palm’s Treo smartphone, meanwhile, has faded. For fiscal 2009, ended in February, Palm’s smartphone sales fell 42%, and revenue fell 72% to $77.5 million.
Apple will spend more than $100-million advertising the iPhone. Palm claims the Pre is easier to use than an iPhone. How so?