palm pixi or 9700?
i love webOS and would choose the pre but ALL pre's have dead pixels which drive me INSAAAAAAANE, but the pixi does not.
the 9700 is quite appealing though and i did love my bold, just not AT&Ts outrageous plans...
any input here?
- 11-24-09, 08:52 AM #7
However, if you are not concerned with browsing, and only use your phone for messaging, the bb is for you.
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- 11-24-09, 12:28 PM #8
Palm is not meeting their own expectations so far with webOs, I can guarantee you that. So far I don't see even close to a large number of devs jumping on the webOs bandwagon, which helps drive device sales, which helps increase the OS adoption...
So what does that all mean? You don't necessarily have to be ahead of the competition to beat them... I like my Pre a lot, but Palm is getting stomped by more than 1 competitor.
- 11-24-09, 12:41 PM #9
- 11-24-09, 12:46 PM #10
I have a hard time thinking they are going to pull any devs away from BB or WM or iphone...
went with the 9700, LOVES IT! had a pixi and had a pre and hated them both. pre because of dead pixels and cheap feel; pixi because its too ******* small!
the 9700 is small, but super sturdy and has my favorite mobile keyboard ever made (the original bold's) and BEASTLY good battery life!
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11-25-09, 08:09 AM #12
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9700, no question about it, pre is tiny and crappy keyboard with no wifi... i think. 9700 has 3G, wifi, uma calling (if youre on t-mobile). Sure it might not have a pretty OS like the pre but it gets the job done right?? And i like the OS don't know why people complain about it. Plus 9700 has OS 5.0, which means it practically has no lag what so ever. Yeah the browser sucks on it, but u always have bolt or opera mini to use, and come summer of 2010, RIM is going to have a new browser for new blackberries, which would probably make it the best device out there, again. Just one question, other than the prettines of the pre's OS and the better browser, what's so good about it?
- 11-25-09, 12:21 PM #13
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- 11-25-09, 12:51 PM #15
Got my hands on a Pixi for a few minutes yesterday. Found out qiuckly I needed pencil eraser sized thumbs, and I'm just not that into whittling.
Be a good one for teens, but just too uncomfortable for regular use, my hands started cramping in moments.
Cute screen, though.
Haven't seen the 9700 up close yet, but I hear it's nice.
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- 11-25-09, 12:52 PM #16
Did you install the cpu scaling or smartreflex patches?
Last time I checked any phone I've ever owned doesn't open most apps immediately. This goes for multiple BBs and WM phones. I've yet to see an app that takes anywhere near 10 seconds to launch...
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11-25-09, 03:29 PM #17
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Ok so I said other than the prettiness of the pre, and the better browser, what's so good about the pre? And u answer 'the browser and the OS'. And even though the multi tasking is prettier, every phone that multi tasks does it good, take a look at the bb it multi tasks, not as pretty but it gets the job done. And the battery is way better on the blackberry than the pre's so is the size of the screen and the phone, the whole form factor is just better. That's just my opinion I know u might disagree. But that's just what I prefer. But I do like that LED light on the pixi, probably the best feature on it. I've used a pre before, couldn't type at all on it it felt too cramped up. Kinda like it wasn't meant to be used. But I prefer the bb. And my bb is always running msn, yahoo and aim in the background and would probably last me all day long if I didn't use it to play music, browse the web, text, and talk on the phone for most of the day. But one day I had it on with no use and by the end of the day it was down to 90 percent. I did some texting but just a little. Idk if the pre's battery is better than that!
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- 11-25-09, 03:40 PM #18
I'm not talking about the "prettiness" of the OS...
I stated specific features, like universal search, synergy, card multitasking being very easy to use and effective (I didn't say anything about looking nice).
If you summarize that as "the browser and the OS" looking pretty then I'm wasting my time because you aren't really reading what I said.
- 12-04-09, 01:56 PM #20
Universal search on the Pre is a joke.
Synergy is overrated but the latest BB Facebook software provides integration between facebook and the BB address book. Sounds like synergy to me.
The BB OS on the 9700 is robust and lighting fast. WebOS is slow and laggy. The only thing the Pre does better is Web Browsing.
- 12-04-09, 02:23 PM #21
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- 12-04-09, 03:48 PM #22
I also wasn't too impressed with the terrible PIM apps on WebOS.
I wouldn't call myself a fan boy of the 9700 but it is much nice than my work 8320. I look forward to switching the SIM from my Centro shortly.