05/13/2013, 08:26 PM
To begin, I've owned nearly every Palm device and WebOS device ever created. I started with the original Palm Pilot and as that device was improved, I upgraded constantly.
I've also owned 2 different Palm Treos. In fact, when I visited Mexico a couple weeks ago, I wanted to bring a basic phone that wouldn't use much data. So I brought along my Treo 755p, which still works like a champ. Battery life is amazing and the phone is just a joy to use. I've never seen a phone that is a better business organizer and the search function is terrific. Just type in any part of a word and every instance of that word will show.
While I actually preferred PalmOS, eventually I made the leap of faith WebOS and the Pixi Plus. Next came the Pre Plus. I liked both phones a lot even though I missed some of the PalmOS functionality. I'm not sure that many know that Verizon still offers a free 5gb wireless hotspot on Pre Plus and Pixi Plus only, which is a great deal.
When the Pre Plus had problems, Verizon upgraded me to a Pre2, which lacked the free hotspot, but seemed like a better phone in almost every way. So I've been using the Pre2 for a couple of years or so.
Yesterday, I saw a listing on Ebay for a Pre3 for $135 and I figured I'd give that a shot, as I like the phones and the operating system. After buying it, I clicked on "see seller's other items" and he was also selling an iPhone5.
I asked him what he'd sell me the iPhone5 for since I'd bought the Pre3 and he sold it to me for $435.
So I've got a nearly new Pre3 on the way and also a nearly new iPhone5. I plan on testing both of them and keeping the one I like the best. While I've been a WebOS fan, the fact is that it's been almost fully abandoned. I have an iPad and I am familiar with iOS and I've also been impressed with the iPhone5's that I've checked out.
Not sure which phone will survive. But I have a feeling it will be the iPhone5. Makes me a bit sad in a way, but we'll see how the competition goes.
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