HTC Hero (CDMA)
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Hero over Pre?
I'm updating to the hero instead of the pre for a few reasons.
First, I've heard of build quality issues with the pre.
Second, the app catalog is better on android. Third, this is HTC's third or fourth android phone, I never get first generation products (even though this is first gen Sense UI, its great).
Fourth, the keyboard is too small on the pre, i need landscape keyboards.
The only thing that I hesitate on is the processor, its a little slow in the hero. But fast as hell in the pre, which causes terrible battery life.
If, however, you don't like to hack, and would rather live with the phone out of the box and only deal with official app stores and official updates (ala iphone pr...
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/10/05/palm-free-apps- ... »
Also, Palm has purposefully created webOSdoctor (see their corportate website under support) to resolve any "bricking" of the phone by hacking and resetting to previous condition.
The agreement you talk about above, yes, it exists, likely to protect Sprint. Like I said, only if you know what you are doing, not for the novice.
The Hero is a different story. It feels like it is built like a tank. However, the downside is it takes a little more time to get the hang of, and the lack of a physical keyboard. However, the onscreen keyboard does have feedback, and works better than I expecte...