A small update from Barcelona

by Volker Weber

Another sunrise over Barcelona

Another day starts at Barcelona. So far it has been a wild ride. Start at sunrise, and end the day around midnight. I spend almost two hours each day in a car, and walk for another four. So far I am holding up well.

If I had to sum the show up in one sentence it would be: "Everybody copies from Apple". App Store, Mobile Me, icon grids, swipe to unlock, and on and on. Korean companies are announcing handsets as ever, almost a dozen from Samsung, half a dozen from LG. Motorola isn't showing any. Chinese manufactures are slowly catching up but lack design and finesse. Nokia is improving on the well known scheme of things, and may finally be up to something with OVI. At least T-Mobile is buying. Last year they said they would never ever let OVI on their network, now they have a branded OVI portal.

Best of show in my book: Palm Pre. Want one. Want one now.

Comments

I hope you enjoy your stay in Barcelona. Do you know when the palm pre will be available in Germany? Any Hints?

Michael Klüsener, 2009-02-18

No hints whatsoever. And trust me, I pressed hard. Did run into the Palm CEO though. He seemed to be hard at work, and I am not naming any companies he was talking to. :-)

Volker Weber, 2009-02-18

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