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50/50 now


Jun 4, 2009, 7:39 AM
Before reading this review I was really hyped to get the Pre but now I'm debating if I should just keep my Blackberry and wait until Sprint come out with another Blackberry or something better than the Pre. Is it me or does it seem he's found more Con's than Pro's Confused I can live without a video recorder even though I've been hearing that there's an update coming soon that will enable video recording. I don't know maybe its me but what do ya'll think.

Jun 4, 2009, 12:11 PM
For me & my tastes...I'm definitely still going with the Pre! I thought Eric did a thorough job of reviewing this device, and I don't mind that he found some "cons". I already knew the device was small, and that I will likely have an issue with the QWERTY keyboard being cramped since I'm used to landscape QWERTY's. I already knew it doesn't capture video - which I'm not happy about but, I really don't use that feature very often anyway. On the "pro" side...I knew that the screen was going to be fantastic! Something most Blackberry's lack (being that RIM still most often uses 16 bit screens vs the 24 bit screen on the Pre & iphone. Not sure about the Bold or Storm though).
With the advantage of syncing contacts with the various social networ...

Jun 5, 2009, 3:53 PM
This phone looks WEAK. 8gb limit with an iffy touchscreen.

Jun 7, 2009, 11:02 AM
I've been playing around with this phone for several weeks now (I'm one of the lucky ones) and I completely disagree with many aspects of this review. I know there have already been discussions on the cards, but I find them quite useful in real world applications- they allow you to very quickly switch between applications such as different web pages, your SMS messaging, composing an e-mail, etc. This makes is very efficient for copying and pasting text, referencing data, etc. without having to close down your e-mail and reopen a saved draft. Of course there's always the Pandora and other media benefit that was referenced before as well. The more you use the cards, the more benefits you'll discover.

As far as the inconsistency of the...

Jun 8, 2009, 5:45 AM
I was thinking of picking one of these up for a second line, but, I was slightly disappointed, if I was already a Sprint customer and up for an upgrade, I would get it. But not as an extra line with a different company.

I played with the phone in the Sprint Corp. Store, I found the phone sluggish, the screen I had to swipe several times to work (dude I have had an iphone and G1, so don't need a lecture). I did like the logic and layout of WebOS, the cards idea is fantastic. The colors did seem slightly washed out on the screen. The phone while I won't say feels cheap, it doesn't have a quality feel in the hand.

Since this was a demo phone and all that entails, much of this could be do to that.

Jun 8, 2009, 6:50 AM
Well I was one of the lucky ones to get the phone and I upgraded from my Blackberry Curve. So far I like it alot my only beef with it is the battery life but everything thing else is on point. The video play definitely looks like HD its crazy. I think as soon as the software upgrades come for video recording and hopefully better battry life this will be the BEST phone out hands down.

Jun 10, 2009, 12:19 PM
Hold your your horses! It's not 50/50, more like 90/10. The only negative is no video, give them a break. This will be resolved sooner than you think and easily. And please don't forget that the infamous iphone started with 8GB of memory also. If you are smart, you would take your smart device and store your saved data on your laptop or desktop anyway. In a folder called "Palm Pre". This will keep your memory free. Oops, you can do that with a Pre, but you cannot do that with an iphone.

Jun 10, 2009, 9:29 PM
(versed ) i dont no what phone you was messing with cause i used the phone and i dont recall none of the problems you talkin about, first off the g1 is not even in the same catergory as this phone..

Jun 11, 2009, 5:15 PM
I have the same predicament. I have a BB curve and I can do all my email from work (which can't be done on an iPhone...I had one..they don't do push) but can't do music, screen quality kind of sucks and they are sluggish. I was torn either between the new iPhone...which I don't think it's worth it...ATT is expensive and I don't think a 32GB phone is worth 400 bucks or so...
Because of this I was thinking about getting a new BB...the quality of the screens on the new ones is amazing and the software is pretty fast...but in the end it's the same ole ugly UI with very little memory. Not only that, I don't know if the push will work with my work email...
I don't really know what to think about the Pre...I read many reviews and some people love...

Jun 12, 2009, 1:45 PM
i'm using both the BBerry and the Pre at the same time right now. As soon as they let me the Pre will go on my personal line in a HEARTBEAT.

i actually had a chance to talk to a guy who's company was awarded an Mojo SDK (Palms development environment), he was rabid about how easy it is to develop for this phone. there are more potential developers for the Pre then any other device out there thanks to it's Web Standard webOS design. the Pre only needs to overcome the bias reviews and the propaganda coming out from Apple and it will be a very established platform and attract a lot of developers.

this is Palm, they actually use to be a company that was so ingrained as a brand that *any* PDA was called a Palm by the layman whether it was o...

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