For first time in many, many years. Had a Pilot way back when and the Handspring Treo 300 was when I joined up here. Have always been a Palm ****** from close to the beginning.
Have really enjoyed webOS and my pre but my latest Pre started having issues, crack at USB hole (cover long gone) getting to the screen, power button starting to get wonky and someting continually turing off the ringtone no matter what I did.
Of course, no Pre's at Sprint, could have gotten one off of ebay and limped along until something new announced from Palm but the $99 for the Evo at Radio Shack was too good to pass up. Plus I got a free BT headset I wrapped up and gave to my wife!
Have to say that although WebOs is more elegent and smoother in many ways, the Evo experiance has been very positive. Much better for browsing, so many apps, XM Radio, Kindle app, great camera and video, swype is petty fun, built very solid. So many things the Evo can do that the Pre simply can't. I know 2.0 looks like it will have voice dialing, but Evo has that plus voice searching and voice to text and text to voice, Youmail working a lot better and faster on Evo than did on the Pre. I can really and truely creat and edit real documents!
Always thought I would need a physical keyboard, but their are several good vitual ones that I'm doing fine with plus the swype verson I downloaded that works great. Still liked my old 755 keyboad best, but the screen ones on the EVO are just as good for me as the Pre's. Do miss my touchstone and PowerNap, my all-time favorite Pre-app, havent found anything as good as PowerNap yet.
I hope that Palm comes out with something great soon and, if it does, I will be happy to come back. I will keep peeking in here since this is still the greatest community anywhere. Its a shame that we have been (so far) let down by circumstances and poor decisions.
So, as Tigger says "TTFN." Pre/Treo Central has been like a family to me for a long time, met a number of people here at various events over the years and come to know and respect so many Palm nuts like me.
But, dang, if this EVO isnt a great phone, not perfect, but -- this is really hard to say -- overall a better smartphone right now than the pre-minus on Sprint.