04/09/2011, 05:01 PM
In the event the Touchpad launches with no new devices on Sprint, I'm planning to get the wifi version and continue to use my Pre-. I've already got FreeTether, so I know I can use that for 'net access when I'm away from a wifi network.
However, there are various new features on the Touchpad that are tightly integrated with the Veer/Pre3, like receiving calls on the pad, notifications & texting.
I'm curious if anyone has some thoughts (or can point to announcements I've missed) on whether the Pre- could be used with the TP for those features? Perhaps the communication with the Veer/Pre3 will be via Bluetooth, so why not allow the same features with a BT-Pre-? If nothing else, I'd hope someone in our awesome homebrew community could hack something together.
I just hope that if Sprint passes, there'll still be enough replacement Pres in their inventory to allow me to use that solution for a while longer. My first Pre lasted about 9 months before the power switch stopped working, and since then I've had a run of bad replacements (bad radio, usb crack, screen faults).