I was talking with a friend who carries a BlackBerry about upgrade options the other day. She is adamant about wanting an iPhone. When I asked her why, I am pretty sure the answer came down to the apps (hell, Apple has an app for woman to track their menstruation). So, being the semi-geek that I am, I started talking about the other options in the market–from the BlackBerry Bold or Storm, to the Android to the soon to be release Palm Pre.
Fast forward to this week–as the Mobile World Congress convenes in Barcelona, there is some exciting product news about Android, Pre, Nokia and more — that will make being in touch easier, and should make the social media experience (from Twitter, to Facebook, to My Space to new platforms) easier. Already these devices have LBS/GPS and plenty of location based apps.
Check out the latest from Palm on the Pre:
Not to be outdone, Google announced new handsets for its open source Android:
And Nokia will enter the app business. Check out this live blog of the announcement.
So now the question is, what will Apple do to keep the place its cut out by being first in market: