I’m Pretty Sure AT&T Is Not an Apple Subsidiary

Joshua Topolsky at Engadget:

Need more proof that Apple (and AT&T, by proxy) is taking the Pre kind of seriously? Enter this internal document from the iPhone carrier exposing the Palm phone for what it really is — a second-rate claptrap that is doomed to failure because of its inferior and stupid design.

Everyone should and will take the Pre seriously. The software, at least, is impressive and well designed. But how does a leaked AT&T document indicate proof of anything from Apple? And I think even these talking points — the whole point of which is to cast the Pre in an unfavorable light compared to the iPhone — make it clear that it’s not bad at all.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009