Some of these items will overlap with a few questions I raised earlier.
1) YahooMail. That’s the webmail I use. Asking me to switch to GMail is a non-starter. I hope I won’t have to access YahooMail through the browser.
2) Twitter client. On a regular weekday, I can get anywhere from 200-300 tweets in an hour (conversation as well as news tweets). I’d really like a client that’d grab and store them while I’m on the go to read and reply to later.
3) Blogging client. The iPhone has iBlogger as well as dedicated TypePad and WordPress clients. I’m sure WordPress could do one, but an all-in-one tool like iBlogger would be superior. (I emailed the iBlogger folks. No enthusiasm at this time, but I hope that will change.)
4) Word processor. Yes, I’ll give Documents To Go another shot, but still. At least one more, for the sake of choice.
5) Photo tool. I use Photo Toolkit for basic but essential things: crop, resize, rotate, and shrinking both the color palette and dpi. A tool like this would be great in conjunction with the exciting Pre camera.
6) Bluetooth keyboard pairing. I already have a nifty Bluetooth keyboard. It might not be svelte, but I have it and I can use it immediately. I’m hoping Palm has learned from the aggravation of past users and has built in a universal Bluetooth keyboard driver that most hardware makers can interface with. I’m not looking for specialty function keys immediately, just being able to pound in text would be enough to start.
7) eBook Reader. It must do ePub, which is the eBook file format all major publishers have agreed to use. Currently, this means Stanza on the iPhone. In fact, Stanza is the only smartphone software that does ePub. And if Stanza arrives for the Pre, it might bring eReader capability too.
8) RSS client. I don’t use RSS on my desktop. I did try it for a while with a prior (very bad) pocketable device. I can see mobile RSS being useful, especially since Twitter doesn’t yet cover all bases for me.
9) UStream client. The iPhone has one, which really surprised me. I didn’t know it was possible. Since the iPhone has it, I want it for the Pre too. UStream is very useful.
It’s not a list of ten, but it’s still what I’d need either at Pre launch (YahooMail, Twitter, Bluetooth keyboard) or shortly thereafter to make the Pre an ideal device for me.
All of the above is thinking about what I need. If, say, I had “cheated” and browsed through everything available for the iPhone, this list would have quickly bloated into what I’d like to have — instead of just need.