Being that the Palm Pre’s release has already been established as imminent, AT&T is apparently stockpiling ammo for the inevitable Pre vs. iPhone 3G skirmish. The exclusive iPhone carrier has apparently spread an internal document detailing comparisons between the two smartphones, in which the Pre is made out to be nothing short of a paperweight. A vast majority of the arguments are debatable, some of which surely aren’t enough to sway the purchase of most individuals; however, the chart does manage to bring about some valid drawbacks.
The table goes as far as to state that the Pre’s touch screen control gestures aren’t intuitive, whereas the iPhone packs a patented multi-touch screen with fast and responsive navigation. The Pre is knocked for lacking access to AT&T’s Wi-Fi hotspots by suggesting that it only has "limited" free Wi-Fi access. The chart is also quick to boast that the iPhone sports a thinner, lighter (by 2 grams mind you), larger screen showcasing a metal and glass design as opposed to the Pre only being available in black with a plastic shell, among other opinion-driven listings.
Of the few true quandaries one might agree with, is the Pre’s lack of roaming capabilities outside of the US and an SDK which is currently unable to support CPU-intensive apps like 3D games. Hit-pieces in the cellular segment are a relatively common occurrence as the market is flooded with devices competing to fulfill the same role. Let us know how you think the Pre stands up to the iPhone in the comments!