Originally Posted by zorinlynx
Competing products benefit each other greatly. Companies in monopoly positions get lazy and don't innovate. They don't get any inspiration from the competition, because there is none.
Wake up and stop being a completely blind Apple fanboy.
On June 6, in AU47*, Palm released its hotly anticipated Pre, igniting discussion boards around the internet with opinions about this latest iPhone killer. Along with the Pre, Palm also announced Palm Prefect, a new media organization application with a surprisingly robust feature set, and friendly UI.
"Palm Prefect probes your PC and procures access to your precious media, promptly and precisely. It's the perfect application to manage everything on your Pre," said a company spokesman.
In related news, Apple Inc. announced an update for all iPods and iPhones to allow their devices to connect to Palm's new software. "This media sync update is a feature of our OSs to synchronizes seamlessly with Prefect, giving you a simple and easy way to transfer DRM-free music, photos and videos to your iPod or iPhone," said Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
"In addition, we're ceasing development of iTunes. This undoubtedly improves compatability and choice for our loyal customers. The iTunes store will continue as a stand-alone application, but mainly to feed purchased media to Prefect."
Jobs also commented, "oh, and we also reported Palm to the USB consortium, because initially, our devices weren't connecting to Prefect. Something about device and vendor Ids locking us out."
*Alternate Universe 47