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  1. bosephus61's Avatar
    So,

    Now I have a dilemma -- have about 10 days left on my 30day money back on my Strom and the new Palm Pre does look pretty interesting (Plus it has Wifi and EVDO.A + GPS at the same time)...

    Makes one wonder??

    What does everyone else think?
    01-08-09 04:27 PM
  2. Vic0645's Avatar
    I dont see where the pre is being released from vzw. Ive seen a GSM version and a Sprint version.
    01-08-09 04:38 PM
  3. yapkuen's Avatar
    Missed the Palm keynote and haven't done much of my homework on the Pre, but based on what I've skimmed so far, I'm pretty eh about it. Admittedly, that's also how I felt about the Storm when I first heard about it, but now I love the thing. The form factor doesn't look attractive at all to me. The list of features and description of the OS and processor are intriguing, though. If they could pack all that into something less ugly, I'd probably try it out.
    01-08-09 04:40 PM
  4. NFLBlitze1's Avatar
    Although it looks nice, and probably is, i suspect this is the final nail in Palm's Coffin
    01-08-09 04:44 PM
  5. graymulligan's Avatar
    Although it looks nice, and probably is, i suspect this is the final nail in Palm's Coffin
    I agree. I just don't see this putting them back on the map.

    The market disagrees with us. Palm stock is up 35% today.
    01-08-09 04:46 PM
  6. NFLBlitze1's Avatar
    I agree. I just don't see this putting them back on the map.

    The market disagrees with us. Palm stock is up 35% today.
    suckers...lol
    01-08-09 04:48 PM
  7. gsimmons2005's Avatar
    If Palm can do pinch zooming, one would think a company 2-3 their size could put it on their smart phone!

    Arggg...the multiouch gestures on the Pre look pretty neat and thats one of my main complaints with the storm.

    Plust a trackball on the storm would have made it more friendly for editing text.
    01-08-09 04:48 PM
  8. gsimmons2005's Avatar
    I also like the app switching OS and shrinking of programs when messages come in. Their programs integrate much better than BB, whose programs are all seperate. Dont get me wrong, I dont multitask that much, but the shrking of icons and showing live smaller versions of all the apps open is pretty cool and very MAC OS X ish
    01-08-09 04:51 PM
  9. fcortese's Avatar
    In Kevin and Craig's latest podcast, they discuss this phone and either in the podcast or in the CES Palm blog today, it is pointed out that it is a Sprint only phone=at least for right now. Having had Treos for the past 4 or more years, my NE2 is due soon and I am still going with the Storm.
    01-08-09 04:53 PM
  10. destro23's Avatar
    this phone will be a hit... it's going to be a solid phone right out of the box... again not without it's normal problems and growing pains. But i think it will be more solid then Storm out of box. But in 6 months when this is released the Storm should be running like a champ. Just like we are seeing with our Storms...
    01-08-09 04:56 PM
  11. mikef1182's Avatar
    The OS looks very nice. RIM and Microsoft both need to step it up in the OS game.
    01-08-09 05:43 PM
  12. cray1000's Avatar
    i posted the same question over here:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f133/if...y-wwyd-132665/

    for some reason mine got moved to rants and raves but yours didnt.
    01-08-09 05:46 PM
  13. dgalanter's Avatar
    I am fine with my Storm, but would SO love it to respond as quickly in all apps as it does in commercials or the Pre did on the stage. Or as quick as an iPhone. Is it so much to ask to have a quickly responsive phone?
    01-08-09 05:49 PM
  14. rchaney99's Avatar
    Looks girly...
    Last edited by rchaney99; 01-08-09 at 05:55 PM.
    01-08-09 05:51 PM
  15. Polskaberry's Avatar
    It has a pretty slick UI. Its fast but I love my Storm~!!
    01-08-09 05:57 PM
  16. bosephus61's Avatar
    I like my Strom so far as well (and the torx and business card tricks have helped the suretype) but I do miss the trackball from my 8830. It looks like the pre has the trackball, real keyboard and touchscreen (remember graffiti ). Of course, vzw would make it much more compelling option. Also, I bet it runs all the legacy Palm apps which means there should be a ton of apps for it.

    Well I figure I have a week or so on my 30 days... stay tunned.
    01-08-09 05:58 PM
  17. nate8u's Avatar
    wow thats ugly.
    01-08-09 06:01 PM
  18. bosephus61's Avatar
    Remember -- the Exec. Chair of Palm is John Rubinstien who created the iPod at Apple...
    Last edited by bosephus61; 01-09-09 at 01:33 AM. Reason: Correction.... was the iPod not iMacs
    01-08-09 06:10 PM
  19. Optimusv2's Avatar
    OS definitely looks great. I wouldn't mind seeing RIM do something incredible with the Storm's OS interface, but it's okay as is. Perhaps some creative themes will take care of these things for us.
    01-08-09 06:13 PM
  20. cray1000's Avatar
    lets face it this pre is awesome.

    and no longer can people say "the storm doesnt do flick scrolling, bouncey scrolling and pinch zooming because apple has it patented" because this device does all that just like the iphone.

    the rubberband scrolling is great, it lets you know when you reached the end. our phone doesnt. its annoying.

    and palm was smart enough to include a real keyboard.

    i think rim fraked up with the click screen for typing. i am sorry but i am going to stick to my assesment that the rebound of the click screen makes typing on the phone impossible. its too much work to type on it too.

    so the ways to type on a full touch screen phone:

    1) Multitouch - Touch Only: Apple Iphone

    2) Slide out keyboard - Palm, HTC, etc

    3) Click screen touchscreen: RIM

    I think rim picked the worst option.

    Now i know i am going to get the million people saying its the best feature of the phone ,etc. and the funny thing is, i agree with that assesment! the click screen is AWESOME for using the phone in every way EXCEPT one big one. typing. sorry but the click screen is garbage for typing. multi touch or slide out keyboard is the only way to do typing on a touch screen.
    01-08-09 06:19 PM
  21. rchaney99's Avatar
    lets face it this pre is awesome.

    and no longer can people say "the storm doesnt do flick scrolling, bouncey scrolling and pinch zooming because apple has it patented" because this device does all that just like the iphone.

    the rubberband scrolling is great, it lets you know when you reached the end. our phone doesnt. its annoying.

    and palm was smart enough to include a real keyboard.

    i think rim fraked up with the click screen for typing. i am sorry but i am going to stick to my assesment that the rebound of the click screen makes typing on the phone impossible. its too much work to type on it too.

    so the ways to type on a full touch screen phone:

    1) Multitouch - Touch Only: Apple Iphone

    2) Slide out keyboard - Palm, HTC, etc

    3) Click screen touchscreen: RIM

    I think rim picked the worst option.

    Now i know i am going to get the million people saying its the best feature of the phone ,etc. and the funny thing is, i agree with that assesment! the click screen is AWESOME for using the phone in every way EXCEPT one big one. typing. sorry but the click screen is garbage for typing. multi touch or slide out keyboard is the only way to do typing on a touch screen.
    When you get your girly palm pre, lets race typing an email... The thing is, the click screen works, and well. I have an ipod touch I use for music and typing on the screen is garbage comapared to the Storm.
    01-08-09 06:25 PM
  22. cray1000's Avatar
    i will gladly race anyone, there is a hard limit on the speed you can type on this phone due to the rebound of the screen.

    i type 100WPM on a regular keyboard.

    the only way you can type that fast is if you are pressing next next key as the previous key is still coming up. if you do that on the storm, you catch the rebound and get an error.

    if someone wants to post a video showing them typing 70 or 80 WPM on the storm i will gladly eat my words.

    i think most people only type 20-30wpm on a keyboard, so they arent having problems at that speed on the storm.
    01-08-09 06:30 PM
  23. bitterspeak's Avatar
    When you get your girly palm pre, lets race typing an email... The thing is, the click screen works, and well. I have an ipod touch I use for music and typing on the screen is garbage comapared to the Storm.
    Ignorance. Didn't expect to see this on this forum

    The truth is, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the iPhone. In fact, I prefer the iPhone's keyboard. It's quick and its auto correction is very accurate. I can type quick with the Storm's click screen when it's working properly.

    This phone is really the phone that Palm needs. Hopefully they'll change their approach to PDA/Smartphones and hopefully it'll put them on the map. If Palm manages to resurrect their Treo series, it'll raise RIM's game. I can't wait.
    01-08-09 06:31 PM
  24. rchaney99's Avatar
    i will gladly race anyone, there is a hard limit on the speed you can type on this phone due to the rebound of the screen.

    i type 100WPM on a regular keyboard.

    the only way you can type that fast is if you are pressing next next key as the previous key is still coming up. if you do that on the storm, you catch the rebound and get an error.

    if someone wants to post a video showing them typing 70 or 80 WPM on the storm i will gladly eat my words.

    i think most people only type 20-30wpm on a keyboard, so they arent having problems at that speed on the storm.
    Look at how the keyboard is on the pre... Do you really think you can type that fast holding the unit in an upright position with the avarage size male hands? I may be wrong, but I sure as heck couldnt.
    01-08-09 06:33 PM
  25. rchaney99's Avatar
    Ignorance. Didn't expect to see this on this forum

    The truth is, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the iPhone. In fact, I prefer the iPhone's keyboard. It's quick and its auto correction is very accurate. I can type quick with the Storm's click screen when it's working properly.

    This phone is really the phone that Palm needs. Hopefully they'll change their approach to PDA/Smartphones and hopefully it'll put them on the map. If Palm manages to resurrect their Treo series, it'll raise RIM's game. I can't wait.
    I meant that as a joke... no pun intended. Sorry if anyone took it that way.

    I guess we all have our likes and dislikes. I personally hate the ipod touch 2nd gen keyboard. I can barely use it... Whereas I am extremely fast and efficiant with the storm keyboard.
    01-08-09 06:34 PM
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