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Ohmz

January 14, 2009, 9:05 pm

Is WM dead yet?

xenos

January 14, 2009, 10:39 pm

I was going to get a Sony Ericsson X1 but I think I will stick with my P1i until this comes out :)

rav

January 14, 2009, 11:56 pm

Can't wait to have a go with one of these. It's all really impressive. Great to see them take the best bits from everywhere and then add a load more.






lifethroughalens

January 15, 2009, 2:28 am

Yay...native flash support :)


Booo...no micro SD :(

JellyUK

January 15, 2009, 1:12 pm

As a 3G iphone owner, this is really interesting... I eagerly await a review :D I am half hoping that it's not better than the iphone, so that i don't want to cancel my contract/upgrade...

Qortuba

January 15, 2009, 3:01 pm

Well done Gordon.





This whole flash support is confusing. I saw a hands-on video with the Palm rep. talking to the reviewer. She clearly said there was no flash support. Many other people said flash is indeed supported!





I wanted to avoid mentioning the iPhone here. But I can’t help it. Wouldn’t you agree that the iPhone deserves some of the credit for this positive revolution in the mobile phone industry. If there was no iPhone, would we still see Android, Web OS, and the many other nice platforms/phones in/coming to the market?

Andy Vandervell

January 15, 2009, 3:04 pm

Well I don't know what Gordon would say, but I'd agree. It would be churlish to say nothing like this would have happened without the iPhone, but it certainly concentrated people's efforts in this direction and that can only be a good thing. 2008 was already a great year for smartphones and 2009 looks like it could be even better.

Gordon394

January 19, 2009, 1:38 am

@Qortuba - I was told Flash would be supported, so perhaps there was confusion about what would be available from launch? We're still waiting for a final release spec - either way however, it's coming.





I also agree with you and Andy about the iPhone's part in all this. The Web OS development was headed up by a senior ex Apple employee and it heartily steals many of its best features including gestures and much of the clean UI appearance (I've no idea what the legal issues - if any - are with this). That said, it equally borrows from ideas behind the INQ1 and Android but from what I've seen has combined and conquered - as well as throwing in a few very smart tricks (Cards, for example) of its own.





2009 may well be a rubbish year economically, but you're right: it should be a great year for smartphones.

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