02/11/2011, 12:59 AM
HP/palm -doesn't- have a valid point here.
Originally Posted by bjs188
18 months isn't -that- long, and my pre minus is humming along at 1.1ghz (that's as fast as virtually any current generation phone processor) running anything I care to throw at it (and -yes- it can run webos 2.0 -just fine-, I've SEEN it). If they gave us a 2.0 doctor "officially" we could sit here, talk about it, patch the hell out of it, and make it work. 2.0 running on a Pre minus with an overclock would be great. Hell, 2.0 will run just fine on a pre minus -without- an overclock (flash might not be super-amazing @ 500 mhz, but who cares). You can't tell me that HP doesn't have the cash or the manpower to push out a 2.0 update for such a large portion of their early adopter palm loyalists.
I'm months and months away from my contract's expiration (as are most of the Pre minus's early adopters on 2 year plans), and was really looking forward to finally having most of the features my phone was supposed to have in the first handful of months after release. I expected 2/9/11 to be a good day for my Pre, and instead, it was a funeral. With no upgrade path for my phone and apparently no devices headed to sprint, I have no reason to stick it out with Palm. I'm not going to jump ship on Sprint (and my -extremely- good corporate rate) in order to get my hands on a clearly sub-par Pre 3 tied to a network that is going to cost me hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars more per year.
Hell, lets face it, the Pre3 as it has been described is already a flop. They've decided to fragment the community making it less likely that quality developers will expand on the already VERY anemic app catalog, showed us a phone that won't be out until sometime this summer, and ultimately showed us hardware that honestly wouldn't look extremely compelling VS it's primary competition if it was coming out TODAY. Hell, it's not even 4g or wimax or LTE! At least when my Pre minus came out it had some -good- things going for it that the competition lacked. Amazing multitasking, clean UI. Nowadays, iphone multitasks and android has come leaps-and-bounds from the clunky G1 days. Today, the pre lacks a wow factor, and the Pre 3 did NOTHING to bring it back.
All the potential in the world, squandered. Then they add insult to injury and tell me they aren't even going to bother continuing to support the phone I already have.
There's a reason almost every single post regarding this is extremely negative. This has seriously hit a nerve with the loyal early adopters who've kept palm alive over the years.