10/22/2011, 03:37 PM
Hi all, I am a new Pre 3 user, I've had it for a few days and I must say, it's a very likeable phone, with character and a certain distinction.
I'm in the UK and decided to get it from Carphone Warehouse on a Vodafone contract.
The phone is selling for around £300 off line so it's cheaper for me on the 24month Vodafone contract @ £10.50 a month!! It's like getting the phone cheaper on interest free credit! and they included a box of accessories including the Touchstone charger, car charger thing and ear buds - all official HP and palm products!
I just chucked my contract Orange sim in and am very happy!
Being a Macintosh user, and a Mac owner (owned a Mac since 95) I'm all for Apple products as they're beautifully made, intuitive to use and the WebOS on the pre 3 is so fine that I wonder why Apple haven't bought WebOS or at least emulated (read 'copied') some of the features in iOS.
I also have an iPhone 4 which I love, but which at times seems clunky and unintuitive compared to the card and swipe system on the Pre 3 - I think a perfect mobile OS would be a combination of iOS and WebOS (disregarding Android, as Android being nothing but a mockery of both in my opinion)
I do like the handset, (( I chose it as a) I have a Touchpad and b) I prefer a physical keyboard to a virtual onscreen one)) but the design does look a bit dated and business like compared to latest offerings from others.
I can only imagine what designs other manufacturers would produce if given the chance of creating a WebOS device.
IS there any way of porting or installing WebOS to say a HTC or Samsung handset?
I've sync'd the TP and Pre 3 via Bluetooth and it works great - being able to chat while texting using the HP is brilliant!
s there any way of transferring my SIM contacts on the Pre to the TP?
Is there any software which would enable my Pre 3 to sync with iTunes on my Macintosh?
And finally, battery life on the Pre is poor, I use mine as a phone first and foremost (my iPhone 4 I use to browse, email etc while at work and out and about) so have set it to 2g only with no data and the battery life is phenomenal now - I used my phone all day, texting and spent about 3 hours talking and this evening I have just under 50% battery life left!! Excellent!! (I switch on 3g as and when required)
all in all, am very happy and I hope the OS isn't abandoned and I hope more devices and apps are produced (I'd love an iBooks clone on the Pre!)
Just a few tips needed, can anybody recommend a snug fitting case for the Pre 3?
And regards 'Theme's', do they slow down the handset?