I had bought the TouchPad a couple of weeks back and really liked WebOS on it. So I started searching for a Pre 3 locally and found one an unlocked AT&T unit $240. Bought it yesterday.
I'm coming from an iPhone 4 and a BlackBerry Bold 9900 and have used the Nokia N9 as well as the HTC Sensation XE in the past couple of weeks. Though I was excited about getting the Pre 3, my initial 24 hours with it haven't really made me like the device much:
1) The device can get pretty slow- At times, when its receiving a new email from my GMail account, nothing works. I can't slide an older email t delete or tap on one to read. Only after it is finished getting the new emails, does the device become responsive
2) The lack of an onscreen keyboard makes it hard for me to quickly answer to a text, chat or email. The slider is a bit on the hard side and doesn't open (yet) with one hand so I have to use both hands
3) The keyboard is not even close to the BlackBerry Bold 9900 keyboard!
4) After not receiving any chat messages from GoogleTalk, I realized that I was logged out by the chat client. Had to manually log back in.
These are just some of the issues I've faced in the first 24 hours- definitely not pleasent experiences. I'll give the phone a few more days to see if it "settles."