Friday, May 29, 2009

Palm shows Pre at D | Beyond Binary - CNET News

Will Apple “get bent out of shape” because of unauthorized iTunes integration with a potential “iPhone killer” (based in part on technology Apple claims is covered by one of its patents…) created by a former Apple hardware “guru”?…

D impresario Walt Mossberg pressed Rubinstein on whether iTunes maker Apple will be unhappy with the feature. "They've gotten much more open," he said. "They've gotten rid of the DRM."

Venture capitalist Roger McNamee, whose firm is Palm's biggest shareholder, said he sees the media sync feature as an acknowledgment of iTunes' power.

"I find it hard to believe they are going to get bent out of shape," McNamee said.

Rubinstein did acknowledge that the Pre is going after the Apple iPhone, along with the BlackBerry devices from Research In Motion.

"Clearly the primary competitors are Apple and RIM," Rubinstein said of the Pre.

Palm shows Pre at D Beyond Binary - CNET News

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