In a world teeming with increasingly similar tech products, Apple is one company that seems to have no problem churning out standout products. This might be attributed to sleek designs, fun features, and friendly interfaces--or maybe you want to chalk it up to good ol' marketing tactics. However, in the case of the iPhone and the iPod Touch, there's one attribute that undeniably separates these devices from the masses: the ever-expanding cadre of third-party applications. You can find everything from cookbooks and weight-loss trackers to games and productivity tools, but the area in which the iPhone and iPod Touch … Read more
Remember Lyrical, the free app that lets you look up lyrics for the currently playing song? TuneWiki does it one better, spooling out lyrics as the song plays. (All that's missing is the bouncing ball.)
With TuneWiki for iPhone (and iPod Touch), you choose a song from your library (using the TuneWiki interface, not the standard iPod menus), then watch the lyrics scroll past as it plays.
That's assuming, … Read more
Imeem, a social networking service centered around music, released an update to its free Android app this month and a new VIP service.
With the update, users can now add a widget to their desktop that includes play, pause, and skip controls. What's more, tapping the song title will now launch the full application.
Imeem is also encouraging mobile users to sign up for a new VIP subscription service that will offer expanded storage space. While a free account lets you store only 100 songs in the clouds, the VIP service raises the limit to 1,000 songs with … Read more
I would really like to carry one device. Ideally this would be the Palm Pre: phone, email, sms, internet, calendar, contacts, and media player. I listen to a lot of podcasts and music on my 30GB iPod classic right now, and it would be great to not carry it around anymore since I have the Pre. … Read more
Pre user "neodorian" has the following to say:
Coverage is good and the OS is nice. Get a move on with the SDK and take a long hard look at build quality issues because those folks who end up with hardware issues form a very vocal minority who can ruin the reputation of the device. It's always worth spending more on quality control because the alternative is a device with a bad reputation based on a minority of devices being flawed. Compared to the elephant in the room, hardware quality and app availability are the only cons. OS, synergy, cost of Sprint plans, real QWERTY, and multitasking are all excellent.
Pre user "fwinst" explains:
Coming from the 755p, I really like the size and feel of the phone. WebOS is a great platform. The phone is easy to use and learn.
1. Build quality is an issue, if only for some. As stated in another post, there is a VERY vocal minority.
2. Battery life and fit are a serious issue. Don't ignore them, or deny their existence. Make sure all your techs know about the issues. I've heard of some Techs that have a fix for the battery fit issue (bending out prongs to make better contact), they need to share that with ALL Sprint Techs.
3. Get moving on apps that might have a real impact for business users.4. Fix the issue with alternate sounds for emails, messages, alerts, etc. 5. Find a way to allow users to delete/organize contacts from facebook, etc. 6. Give us more control over when a calendar event will alert us.
7. Most importantly, don't wait until the next webOS device comes out to address these issues. That would definately hurt Sprints sales.
I know most of this is really a Palm issue. However, since Sprint has the exclusive at this time, it would be nice if they could exert a bit of pressure on their partner.
First of all, there needs to be more choices. Only 30 apps are in the store at time of writing. Once Palm really opens up their SDK to third party developers that number should explode, … Read more
I've been a music lover all my life. I own hundreds of CD's and I love shopping for, listening to, and creating music. When I told my husband I'd never tried Pandora he seemed rather shocked. Right away he installed the Pandora app on my Pre and then showed me how Pandora works.
Now, I'm hooked.
This morning I was sitting out on the porch with my little boy. As we ate our toast and enjoyed the cool morning breeze I asked him if he'd like to listen to some music. Being a music lover like his mommy he got all excited. I turned on the Pandora app and in seconds we were listening to some of our favorite songs. … Read more
Pre user "Nyhde" had the following to say:
Overall, things are great. I just switched from AT&T with the iPhone 3G and I couldn't be happier. The Sprint network is great compared to AT&T where I live.
Only complaint would be that my local Sprint store was out of stock, so I headed to Best Buy … Read more