12/03/2011, 06:59 AM
Hope you like it...you will find yourself tweaking the Pre3 now and then but probably not as much as an Android phone. In terms of raw usability appeal I am amazed at how popular Android is...as an OS I quite liked it because you can tweak and tweak until your heart is content (and for many things it is necessary) but 99% of people don't have a clue how to use 75% of their phone (nor do they care), and colleagues are always complaining about this or that on their Samsungs or HTCs simply because they haven't the knowledge or the time to work out what is wrong. This is where HP missed out big time...webOS could have been the number 2 but Palm didn't have the money or marketing sense to really push the Pre (and the hardware was lacking), and HP completely threw it away. I mean in the UK, I was reading about the Pre in Jan 2009, really wanted one but it didn't appear on US shelves until Jun and in the UK until Oct...which is ridiculous, they completely missed the boat and the only advertising I saw was an occasional half-hearted TV ad by O2 (the exclusive telco who got the Pre). On top of that, the rumour was that O2 only bid for the Pre to kill any potential competition (as O2 also had the iPhone exclusively at this time). Really annoys me that Palm could never see what O2 were doing; for about a year I would walk past the O2 shop and the Pre was relegated to a sad-looking little stand in the corner with the plastic dummy Pre hanging off a cord on the shelf. And then yeah, as I said, HP bottled it and killed the whole thing.
Originally Posted by keefsloan
So...in conclusion, I really hope you like your Pre3, be sure to pick up Preware and patch it. You got a good deal for it, I paid £299 for mine!
Incidentally, as an N8 owner, have you tried Belle on it yet? I have on mine, i think it's great! It's a far from dead OS, I think Symbian is so polished it is more ideal for the average person than Android. Nice to see Nokia raising their game.
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