Comments on: Fortune Dishes Out Some Pre History
Fortune Magazine has published a new article on the current state of Palm leading up to its most important launch date ever. Entitled, "Palm fights back (against Apple)", the article aims to frame the Pre as the main rival to Apple's iPhone and at the same time also gives a good portrait of the Pre's backstory including some new revelations about the design phase.
A good overall read, the story also highlights the key role that Rubinstein played in implementing the Pre:
Rubinstein started, in his words, "hanging out" with Palm people in late June. He didn't like what he saw. The hardware for the Pre needed to be scrapped and rebooted. For one thing, prototypes were using old "resistive" touchscreen technology that responds to a user physically pushing the screen, not the newer "capacitive" technology manipulated by the electricity in the user's body. Rubinstein tossed out the old phone's hardware and built a new one in about 15 months. "We were basically running a marathon and doing a heart transplant in the middle of it," says Rubinstein.
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