I bought that battery (from Canadian store) 2 days ago, so awaiting it too. I'll probably post/report my findings one I get it.
Originally Posted by Michael Long3
And you forgot one thing... screen protector. (I'm awaiting mine).
Regardless of how strong the glass is on any phone, when you see how dropping tests go with screens that are unprotected and protected, the protected ones do survive a LOT more. And my Pre2, over two years and the screen is still perfect (heck the phone could pass as new as I took great care of it).
And if you don't have Touchstones, make sure that you get some... I have one at my desk, beside my bed, at the office and one in the car.
Putting the phone down when you sit down, turning it into a little clock while charging it, and having it sit just at the right angle, and NO WIRES to mess with...
There is no way that I would ever want a phone that didn't have such technology... I hate cables, and part of the whole "WIFI File Sharing" (Preware) being so important.
On a similar note (wires and wireless): Bluetooth.
Sadly, since 2.2.4, they broke the Bluetooth connection with the earpieces for the most part (On my original Pre and Pre2 running 2.1, it worked fairly flawless with any earpiece). I have a high model Blueant that would do the voice dialing for the phone and all was fine. With the update to 2.2.4, voice dialing was now available in phone, but it killed the BlueAnt completely, and from earpiece to earpiece, it's been very unpredictable.
I've had to buy and test several earpieces (different brands, different models, all good quality ones), and so far, the Samsung HM 3700 that I have has been the most stable one, but it still crashes/doesn't work right on a off-hand basis requiring a reboot of the phone.
This is something that I've just confirmed is the same with the Pre3.
But stereo Bluetooth headsets do appear to work better for the phone application, and they do works pretty flawlessly with music.
I have both the Creative Labs WP-250 and the WP350, and they have been great (I can't recommend them enough)... excellent sound, a good 8 hours of play time. I also have a Nexxtech one that's also fine (but cheaper).