How is the Pre compared to, say a Droid?
I've not played with a Palm Pre, but seeing the OS in action, it looks slick.. Has anyone moved from the Pre to an Android device? or vice versa? what are the differences?
- 12-04-09, 02:11 AM #2
I don't have a Droid, but I do have an Android phone and a Pre.
Android Pro's :
Customization of the home screen
Pre Pro's :
WebOS Multi tasking is far superior to Android Multi tasking
Physical keyboard is much better than I anticipated
600Mhz omap with GPU
Gorgeous screen, just stunning.
Better Browser, Iphone's equal.
Synergy is freaking amazing.
Love both phones, but the Pre definitely has better hardware, although, I think the Hero has better build quality overall. I've noticed the Pre is lightening fast on wifi, and ev-do in general. Its a very underrated phone for a Gen 1 build, and WebOS is probably the best mobile OS on the market.
Hopefully, when Verizon gets this phone, it really takes off, and the new iterations of it will have the hardware (build quality) to match the software.
Anyone who thinks the Pre is isn't on par with the Iphone, or the Droid, is sorely mistaken. Its every bit as fast, and the OS is superior to both. The only thing lacking is build quality, (remember its a Gen 1 device) and apps, although the Homebrew community is fantastic.
- 12-08-09, 04:43 PM #4
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- 12-09-09, 01:34 AM #7
I liked the Droid, in fact if I was to get an Android phone now it would be the Droid. HOWEVER because Verizon is doing their BOGO sale now on the Droid and Droid Eris that means that they are trying to get rid of some inventory for a NEW ANDROID phone. If you haven't guessed it's the HTC Bravo/Passsion/Dragon.
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- 12-16-09, 02:15 PM #10
Someone just said the same exact thing 2 ppl above.
BlackBerry's have GREAT browsers!..... If you install Bolt.
Yet people still complain about the BlackBerry's browser.
Until Multitouch is native- I'm not as content as I could be.
- 12-22-09, 03:28 PM #14
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The stock android browser's pretty good, but the Pre browser beats the android one pretty easily. Pre's browser, as someone has already said, is the only browser I've seen that can compete with iPhone's.
- 12-23-09, 12:57 AM #16
But about the iPhone thing, it's no surprise since Palm did take on a bunch of engineers that helped design the iPhone when they made the Pre.
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- 03-02-10, 05:07 PM #22
Also the lack of any navigation keys to increment through text for editing (hint hint, add a software keyboard for this purpose!!!)... Text editing is a nightmare.