Does Palm's Pre Have Anything on the iPhone or Storm for the time being, Storm for Verizon (NYSE:VZ), and the iPhone is exclusively for AT Valentino Shoes(NYSE:T). But what if the Palm Pre gets better than expected reviews and becomes "celebrity status"? Will it be Valentino able to steal the iPhone and Storm's thunder? Let's face it (and I am sure I will get some heat for this one), Apple sells a trend. The birth of the iPod was Apple's second coming. 100% credit given to Apple as I doubt the "i" craze could have been done better by any company. The iPod has also spurred Mac sales, which is helping Apple take market share away from Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT).
Anyway back to celebrity status. What if the Paris Hiltons of the world suddenly had a Palm Pre instead of the iPhone, would it be able to gain market share better than people expect? My answer to this is yes, I believe if celebrities are caught on camera, making fools of themselves with the Pre in hand, it could increase the demand tremendously for the device. This is what Palm needs to sell Valentino Shoes On Sale in order to survive, a trend! In my opinion, my Palm Treo 650 from 2005 is a better phone than the BlackBerry Storm, but the iPhone will be hard to beat. I think if the Pre turns out to be a good device and "bugfree", it will give the iPhone a run for its money