Thoroughly agreed! I have little use for apps on my Pre Plus. The browser works fine, the email client is wonderful (Oh my for email on my sister's Motorola Milestone). SMSes are handled well.
By far the best option for owners, or potential owners, of this phone is to buy it and assume that it's feature complete. We often call the Pre a feature phone, rather than a smartphone
, which is a little mean. In fact, apps really only supplement functionality missing from the device, it could be argued that the Pre does everything most people need, so what's the point of an app store, but try telling that to an iPhone or Android user.
In fact the only apps I got off the app catalogue are currency converters and unit coverters. Oh and a little tank like game to test out whether the pre could run games.
Does everyone not realise that NOT having functionality means you need a ton of apps? And the company itself is gonna benefit as you try to complete the functionality of the phone.
Now, can I have my Pre 3 please? My Pre Plus is dying and I need a new feature phone.