04/15/2012, 12:39 PM
I took the plunge this past Friday and purchased a brand new HP Pre 3 from eBay. This might not sound that unusual until you hear my story. I am a Smartphone Addict. Last year alone I probably had 18 different smartphones, but never more than one at a time. I will get a new one, and then either trade it to another new one, or sell it to buy another new one. I usually can only keep one for about 2 weeks.
The thing is, have so much admiration and respect for all of the people who can keep the same phone for a year or 2 without changing, why can't I do that. So I have decided to try and make a stand, and have decided to make that stand with the Pre 3. I have previously owned both the Pre Plus and the Pre 2, even had the Zire 71 and 72(?). I have always been a Palm Fan. My last phone was the HTC Titan, and although it was a great phone, I kept watching videos of the Pre 3 and remembering the awesomeness of WebOS. AND THEN I bought a TouchPad and began experiencing the goodness again. The urge was uncontrollable and I gave in and sold the Titan and am waiting on my Pre 3 to be delivered. I can't wait for Touch To Share and full integrations with the TouchPad.
I have also ordered 2 Touchstones and an extra charger. I DO INTEND for this phone to be the one and only one I have ever kept for a year. So my questions and help needed are this:
1: For those of you that have had the Pre 3 an extended amount of time, how has it held up to ware?
2.: Should I look at purchasing extra batteries or any other extras that might fail on me in the future?
3: Screen protectors a must of do they hold off scratches pretty good by themselves?
I believe that WebOS could have been HUGE! HP Dropped the ball badly. I wish I had the money it would take to buy it.
Thanks for all your help, and thanks for listening to my ramblings. Can I make it a year with the Pre 3?