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    Is this thing worth it, or is it better to get an HTC one v for the same price?
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    Apples vs oranges IMHO
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    I love my Veer, love the small size and webOS. With that said I can't recommend a phone with no support :-(
    WebOS used to be great! 👎

    Pre, Veer and now iPhone. Since HP killed WebOS.
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    List of things I need in no particular order:
    Good emulators (I hate mobile games and prefer old console games.)
    OK GPS (GeoCaching)
    4chan app
    Google music (My Music Collection is on there)
    Decent youtube
    Decent gchat and texting
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    Quote Originally Posted by patchiman View Post
    List of things I need in no particular order:
    Good emulators (I hate mobile games and prefer old console games.)
    OK GPS (GeoCaching)
    4chan app
    Google music (My Music Collection is on there)
    Decent youtube
    Decent gchat and texting
    Much as I love my Veer... I'm gonna say it isn't for you.

    Reason: Heavy YouTube viewing... Veer's 2.6 inch, 256k colors, 320x400, 197 ppi screen won't hold up vs HTC One V's 3.7 inch, 16M colors, 480x800, 252 ppi screen

    I do like the Physical QWERTY on Veer for text, email and the occasional forum post, if you can use a VKB you should be all set there. And an Android phone should have no problem integrating your Google cloud services.
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    Yes, the physical keyboard is the main advantage for me! I absolutly dislike typing on touchscreen ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RumoredNow View Post
    Much as I love my Veer... I'm gonna say it isn't for you.

    Reason: Heavy YouTube viewing... Veer's 2.6 inch, 256k colors, 320x400, 197 ppi screen won't hold up vs HTC One V's 3.7 inch, 16M colors, 480x800, 252 ppi screen

    I do like the Physical QWERTY on Veer for text, email and the occasional forum post, if you can use a VKB you should be all set there. And an Android phone should have no problem integrating your Google cloud services.
    Is the Pre3 available for Sub-$100 unlocked?
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    Quote Originally Posted by patchiman View Post
    Is the Pre3 available for Sub-$100 unlocked?
    in that price range, only used. ...with some visible scratches to boot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remy X View Post
    in that price range, only used. ...with some visible scratches to boot.
    One V it is then. Thanks though.
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    Veer is all about:

    keyboard
    small size so can fit in pocket and take to gym or even travel with it as a spare phone that will show you all your recent emails and texts using webOS superb notification system
    getting access to preware customizations
    HSPA++--straight talk, H20 plans etc.
    can easily be spare storage drive. Look up wifi file sharing app in preware to do this on your home network, box.com app etc will let you communicate to server; otherwise use the proprietary veer connector

    It is not about:
    viewing a lot of content because the screen is too small and the webOS browser is a tad slow and is breaking more and more while viewing links as there are no software updates.

    What you could do, however, is tether to a tablet and do all your heavy lifting there. BestBuy is selling a refurb of first gen kindle fire, for example, for $99 right now. There may be a way to tether without paying a lot (look up free tether).
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    I can't say how many times Ive said I love my Veer. 2 weeks ago I gave my (21 year old) daughter a brand new white Veer to replace her aging BB. I asked her last night if she wanted to trade it for an Iphone... She said no way. It is so cool and small. The keyboard and spell check are taking some getting used to but she loves the size and the coolness factor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tracks914 View Post
    I can't say how many times Ive said I love my Veer. 2 weeks ago I gave my (21 year old) daughter a brand new white Veer to replace her aging BB. I asked her last night if she wanted to trade it for an Iphone... She said no way. It is so cool and small. The keyboard and spell check are taking some getting used to but she loves the size and the coolness factor.
    I suggest completely disable spell check by deleting smartkey from /etc/event.d ... these red-point-underlining and word replacing are pretty annoying ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by michel_ng View Post
    I suggest completely disable spell check by deleting smartkey from /etc/event.d ... these red-point-underlining and word replacing are pretty annoying ...
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    Veer 2.0 probably would've been my ultimate phone with the perfect size and UI.

    However, as is, the phone has quite a few issues, namely scrolling/stuttering lag through the contacts and delay when tapping the numeric keypad. A delay should never happen when tapping the numeric keypad.

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