Palm Responds to Apple iTunes Threat

Article Source LinuxDevices
June 18, 2009, 11:24 am

Palm issued an “unfazed” response to Apple’s veiled threat to block future versions of iTunes from access by the Palm Pre, according to reports. Meanwhile, Pre hacks are already popping up, including a Nintendo emulator and a Virtual Network Computing (VNC) remote desktop control app.

Shortly before the Palm Pre shipped for the Sprint 3G network almost two weeks ago, Palm tipped a hithero undescribed feature of the Linux-based smartphone: the ability to sync seamlessly with Apple’s proprietary iTunes music download site. Now Apple has done exactly what analysts quoted in an eWEEK story on the feature predicted it would: threaten to make future versions of iTunes available only on Apple-built devices…