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  1. Hermetics's Avatar
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    Sorry to report that after great expectations for the Palm Pre I am not impressed and in fact a bit disappointed. When you look at the big hype surrounding this phone such as the multitasking and synergy you find nothing but smoke and mirrors.

    Question: What exactly can I do with the palm pre that I can't do better with a Blackberry or Iphone (granted no keyboard)?

    Answer: You actually can do less and even with slower than before.....so buy now!

    The phone is going back to the Radio Shack were it belongs.

    If you own stock in Palm I would strongly recommend getting out now.

    Later.



    Just to be clear; this is not just about the EAS issue with syncing on my companies network or the many other bugs that make it a painful first experience but it has to do with the ability to get around on the phone while on the go. You can't really expect to use a touch screen phone reliably in a business environment.

    Example of a phone call:
    Hello John, how is everything. 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.................................................................................................... .................................................................................................... ........................................................................I am sorry John .............John? John are you still there?
    Last edited by hermetics; 06/08/2009 at 01:43 PM. Reason: info add:
  2. noto220's Avatar
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    I just went back to my Blackberry also. But I'm keeping the Palm Pre that is in a box. I'll keep it and see if they do any more updates to webOS.
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    you should atleast use it for 20-30 days. WebOS updates will be coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noto220 View Post
    I just went back to my Blackberry also. But I'm keeping the Palm Pre that is in a box. I'll keep it and see if they do any more updates to webOS.
    I wonder if we keep it will we be charged anything extra for not returning it back to the store. I have had numerous phones that I kept and never was charged anything else after the initial purchase.
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    I don't think so. I just asked for a swap on the phone with CS. They didn't ask how long i had the phone or anything.
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    I'm considering the same thing right now...I'm kinda hesitant to sell my Blackberry Curve because I'm considering going back to the Blackberry...I love the Pre, but I just can't stand the fact that the battery life is so crappy....However, I'm giving it at least a month to try out before I repackage my Pre and throw it on ebay (AND make more money than the $199 I paid for it)...I think that if Sprint releases the new Blackberry right now, there will be no doubt in my mind that I will be getting the Blackberry over the Pre
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeetJoeAsian View Post
    I'm considering the same thing right now...I'm kinda hesitant to sell my Blackberry Curve because I'm considering going back to the Blackberry...I love the Pre, but I just can't stand the fact that the battery life is so crappy....However, I'm giving it at least a month to try out before I repackage my Pre and throw it on ebay (AND make more money than the $199 I paid for it)...I think that if Sprint releases the new Blackberry right now, there will be no doubt in my mind that I will be getting the Blackberry over the Pre
    Haha indeed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hermetics View Post
    ...

    Example of a phone call:
    Hello John, how is everything. Let me see if I can get you that number you needed hold on one second.............................................................................................. .................................................................................................... .................................................................................................... ......I am sorry John .............John? John are you still there?
    1. Your use of the ...'s was a ridiculous waste of the post
    2. If you have that much difficulty finding a phone number on the Pre, I suspect you didn't pay close attention on how to use the device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hparsons View Post
    1. Your use of the ...'s was a ridiculous waste of the post
    2. If you have that much difficulty finding a phone number on the Pre, I suspect you didn't pay close attention on how to use the device.
    Actually I did pay attention to how the device in meant to be used and just how to use it but it does not work the way it should some of the time and that is not acceptable to me but maybe it is acceptable to you and for that you should be very happy. Enjoy your Palm Pre .
    Last edited by hermetics; 06/08/2009 at 02:09 PM. Reason: edit
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    Just sold the Palm Pre for 500 bucks and could not be happier. Have an 8900 and it woks like a charm.
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    what the f ever you cork smoker!
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    Better get this in before the Mods close this thread...which they should do btw.

    I wouldn't go back to a BB if they gave it to me and paid my monthly service charges for LIFE. I guess if you are like the OP and only know how to email and make phone calls then the Pre might not be for you.
    Palm Pre
    (formerly TouchPro, iPhone 3G, Curve, 8800, Treo800p, E61, N9300, Treo 700p ,Treo 600, I500, I330, Treo 300, I300, 6035)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hermetics View Post
    Actually I did pay attention to how the device in meant to be used and just how to use it but it does not work the way it should some of the time and that is not acceptable to me but maybe it is acceptable to you and for that you should be very happy. Enjoy your Palm Pre .
    your honest to god a *****, and you obviously did not read how to use the phone if it takes you that long to find a number. Im not even saying this because I like my Pre... you just honestly seem like a ***** if you cant figure that out

    wonder how long it took you to learn how to use the blackberry, i would hate to see you with a iphone haha
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    Have fun. I came from the 8900 and dont regret it.
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    I'm coming from an 8830, and I miss my battery life and the wider blackberry keyboard. but thats it. the blackberry is pretty outdated as an OS. It is efficient and powerful, but there is no capacitative screen & pretty ui (a la iphone).

    Personally, I will admit I may have liked the Eos form facter better. i miss the candybar slimness. too bad the eos will be less wide, and not hvga if my memory serves me right.
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    You have to be kidding about he easy use of the palm. The battery life alone makes it an unusable device ............something they should pack with a Barbie doll for kids to use before they graduate to a real phone like the Blackberry or Iphone. Also please take note that he Iphone has officially made the Pre a moot subject matter. Good day and good luck.
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    lol, this was funny to read
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    no need to open 2 threads for the same thing...

    Please continue in http://forums.precentral.net/showthr...98#post1660898
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