If you really want a Pre 3, it's not impossible to get. Search the forums, people have been ordering Pre 3s to be shipped here to the States.
Originally Posted by dhh1
If you own a smartphone, it is very simple to turn it into a mobile hotspot, carrier authorized or not. Most unlocked devices support it, most carrier-tied Android devices don't but rooting it overcomes this easy enough. Same with iPhone, jailbreak it and voila.
The app selection does lack variety but there are lots of quality apps. Also, a lot of content people are so used to accessing through apps works great in the browser.
Like Netflix; after the whole pricing inflation thing happened I decided to cancel my subscription. Now I just go to websites that use flash players where I can view the latest TV shows and movies for free and it also works flawlessly--I'm not even embellishing.
There are solutions out there, people are just used to following the easiest route available. The way I see it, if you want the conveniences and entertainment the latest gagdets offer, why can't you spend a few minutes here and there exploring your options and making informed decisions instead of relying on people to bring the content to you?