03/08/2011, 06:57 PM
The Pre Plus was my first smartphone. I got it the month it arrived at Verizon and paid a lot for it.
I'd never texted, emailed, etc, on a phone. So, when I got the Pre Plus, I had no idea the keyboard issues (endless missed letters no matter how hard I pressed or how slow I typed, and then multiple letters too) weren't about my newbie status.
Techy friends tried it--same problems. Speed texters used it--really irritated. (One said, "I'd throw that across the room if it were mine.") I've used their Droids--fast, easy and accurate!
Once I figured out it was the phone, it was way too late to exchange it. So, I've spent countless minutes typing/fixing texts that should take seconds. Really, hours wasted typing on that thing these past 1.5 years.
Now I'm counting the minutes until my new-every-two credit with Verizon is available and I can get rid of this.
And that's too bad, because I LOVE everything else about this phone. Would have upgraded immediately--except that freakin' keyboard.
Since the Pre 3 looks identical and neither voice text/email or a virtual keyboard has been added, I'm headed to the Droid camp and have already started research to choose my next phone.
Sounds silly, but I'm sad. Really wanted to stay in the Palm family.