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By Chris Dannen | 02-09-2011 | 4:07 PM
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Palm also knows it's more polite to notify people of new messages without stopping them dead in their tracks. In webOS, notifications pile up at the bottom of the screen, where you can swipe them away (while still leaving those messages unread). In iOS, every new Push notification or SMS message stops you cold with a pop-up message. This is especially absurd on the iPad, where a tiny little text message can paralyze the whole screen with a pop-up.