Going Mobile

Clark Quinn

At first I hoped the iPhone was the solution, but it wasn’t quite ready for primetime. As a Palm fan (simplicity, solidity, great story about it’s design), the Centro was appealing, having full PIM (notes & ToDos as well as contacts and calendar), cut/copy/paste, a real keyboard, lots of apps, etc, but the browser’s weak, and no GPS or wi-fi is kind of a bummer. And, yes, I know that the iPhone 3G does not have full syncing PIM yet, nor copy/paste.Â

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iLust? Changing the game

Clark Quinn

Like him or not, he’s changed the face of our digital lives several times: popularizing the GUI interface with the Macintosh, changing the music market with the iPod, and upending the mobile market with the iPhone. Briefly, it’s a network-enabled thin touchscreen midway in size between the iPhone and a laptop (e.g. It’s been equipped with a bookstore to complement the iPhone Store (media and apps), will play movies, music, and apps.

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Usability and Learnability

Clark Quinn

Like the iPhone it’s got a touchscreen, but adds a keyboard. He ended up with a core list of features that still defines Personal Information Management ( PIM ) today. It drives me nuts to have to switch apps on the iPhone and have lost the context when I return. Palm has just announced the Palm Pr? as a new smartphone, and it’s got a fair bit of things right. And GPS, WiFi, etc.

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