Monday, June 26, 2006

JupiterResearch: Palm OS vs. Windows Mobile - getting the facts correct

Michael Gartenberg at JupiterReearch sets Walt Mossberg straight regarding a Wall Street Journal reader question about "turning on the speakerphone on a Treo 700w to remind us how he likes Palm OS (PALM) more than Windows Mobile."

Gartenberg posts the answer which is pro Palm OS and states:

I personally like both platforms and there strengths and weaknesses in both but in this case, his comments are off base about Windows Mobile and the Q. He is sort of correct, you can turn on the speakerphone on the Q as he described. The Q however, is a bad example to use for comparing the ease of turning on that particular feature since the Q has a dedicated button right on the keyboard that lets you toggle speaker on and off. Couldn't be easier and certainly as good as Palm OS :)

Oh and most Windows Mobile devices just need you to hold down the call button to turn speaker on and off, again no menus required.