"It's a slider with four-line Qwerty keypad, which will always beat the iPhone's rather cramped onscreen keyboard for ease of use"
Seriously, has the person who wrote that line actually used either device to type?
So a landscape onscreen keyboard is more cramped than those tiny little slide out keys.
Even the standard iPhone keyboard isn't as cramped as the Pre keyboard.
But then it is the Pre vs the iPhone so I guess you have to find something to try to make the imitator sound better.
After all the hype (at least amongst the geeky circles), the Pre hasn't exactly caused the expected excitement and mass defections from the iPhone.
Maybe people have wised up to the fact that this is Palms last gasp and won't risk having a phone that is doomed to be left behind with no support when Palm fall.
The nerdcore here just don't get it, do they.
People LIKE the iPhone. Whether you do or not. And they don't care if you like it or not.
It works for them. It does what they want it to do, and does it without huge user effort. It is well supported and has a huge amount of easily accessible apps to expand the experience.
You people can rant on about the pixels in the camera etc but only you care about that stuff.
Also, whatever phone you are using now, you should thank Apple.
Before the iPhone, mobiles had a slow upgrade cycle, adding one or two new features here and there to try and tempt you to upgrade. Touch screens were nowhere to be seen, multimedia and internet experiences were very poor and user interfaces were horrific.
Now 2 years later, look how your Nokias and Motorolas have been forced to offer you so much more.
Seriously, look at their hideous phones from 2 years ago and then look at todays. And then thank Apple for that huge leap.