Some times it's easy to be carried away by our tech enthusiasm, and lose perspective of what the general public is really interested in. Here's an example: The launch lines for the original iPhone and the Pre.
The explanation is simple: The Apple marketing machine is mighty, huge, and was in hyperwarp mode months before the iPhone launched. Palm—on the other side—is tiny and irrelevant to most people out there except tech dorks like us. [Peter Yan—Thanks Alicia]