06/23/2011, 09:11 AM
Well, I guess we got tired of waiting. My wife and I (both Pixi users - Pre before that) switched to Verizon in May after finding out that the Veer was only going to be on AT&T and not Sprint (we refuse to go to AT&T) and there was no clue about the Pre3. That way, I could get the Pre2 and she could get the Iphone4 (We both love WebOS, but she didnt like the keyboard on the Pre2).
Well, after less than 24 hours with the Pre2, reality hit on some seemingly obvious things: The Pre2 was really not any different than the Pre. a) the camera still sucked, b) there were still no apps, c) the battery life was still horrible, d) plus, I really dont like having to slide open a phone to type a quick message (thats why I originally went to pixi in the first place). My wife on the other hand, had 3 DAYS worth of battery life, practically any app she wanted and a camera that actually took good pictures... Needless to say, I was a bit envious.
So, I paid the restocking fee and returned the Pre2 and got an Iphone. I REALLY didnt want to be an i-follower, but I will have to say, its an impressive device. Its also surprising to me that this technology is a year old and it feels WAY ahead of anything I have used so far by Palm/HP.
But I still come here to check back, hoping one day to return to my beloved WebOS. But as of now, its still the same thing: promises of upcoming phones, hopes of Sprint as a carrier, and a lack of support for existing users. I mean, I went into the AT&T store just to see the Veer and the guy at first didnt even know what I was talking about. Then, he was like "oh that small phone and pulled a dummy phone out of a drawer... IT WASNT EVEN ON DISPLAY! Remind me again WHY HP chooses to go with AT&T as exclusive carrier???
I hope that HP can get their act together - they really are gonna have to up their products, apps, and support in order to bring me back, much less bring over someone who is NOT already a WebOS fan...