I just got out of a vzw contract today with a bberry curve 8330. I have been looking to leave vzw for a while, just wasn't crazy about other devices. When sprint came out with the any mobile plan I went to a store and checked out the pre. I really liked it but knowing first generations have problems what are the good and bad things you can share?
- 09-18-2009, 10:09 PM #2
Hiya! I'm not a Pre owner right now, but like you, I've been wanting to find out more about it. I might suggest than in addition to finding out info from the Pre owners here, you might wanna check out PreCentral since it's CB sister site dealing with all things Pre. I'm sure there are Pre users here who'll chime in, but I also know they'll be a minority, since this is primarily a BlackBerry site.
- 09-19-2009, 12:46 AM #4
Overall, its a great device and I'm still very happy with it. I left VZW for Sprint because of cost, and have had the Pre since launch day. There are some things it is without that would be nice to have (txt forwarding, video recording) but aren't essential for me. Some things are coming with WebOS 1.2 (email search, copy and paste from non-text fields, etc.) and the app store is going full speed on the 24th. I'd say try it out and see how you like it. Coming from a BB, I'm very glad I made the switch.Woot Woot
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- 09-19-2009, 09:51 AM #5BB Pearl - BB Curve 8330 - BB Tour 9630 - BB Bold 9650 - Samsung Fascinate - iPhone 4 <3
- 09-19-2009, 06:34 PM #8
Maybe you should own the device you're talking about before, well, talking about it.Woot Woot
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- 09-22-2009, 01:49 PM #9
I dont own one (soon though ) and we have a demo at work, i love the phone, lots of apps the flip on the screen works well and the touch i have had no problems. Only thing i wish that it had was a chat system like bbm. the slide out keyboard is nice too.
- 09-23-2009, 04:05 PM #10
The palm pre is a good little phone.
iIMO the only draw backs are:
1.) the keyboard, but you adapt to it with time
2.) battery life, this has been a constant struggle and it seems I go from charger to charger all day.
3.) no LED notidication, but this will be included in the next OS update. The little center button glows when you have a message.
As far as hardware issues go, the only problem I have is the phone rebooting from time to time when I close it TOO hard.
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- 10-10-2009, 11:28 AM #13
I made the switch from a Tour to a Pre and absolutely love. The multi-tasking is a breeze, much improved over my experience with the Tour. The web browser is absolute heaven. The keyboard really isnt that bad. I actually make less mistakes with than I did with the Tour which I attribute to the chiclet style keys. The battery life obviously is not a strong point. EVDO access kills it quickly at the rate of around 10% an hour with constant use. I can easily get through a twelve hour workday with around 40% left. My off days when I am browsing more is a little sketchier and usually have to hit the charger.
- 10-22-2009, 07:38 PM #17G-Men Baby