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  1. #241  
    played with the hero today for a bit...its prett nice. But like I'd read before, the multitouch is not integrated in the phone...basic apps like google maps and sprint navi don't have it..really like the overall softwar with the pre a lot better.
  2. #242  
    The Hero lacks the sensor that puts the display to sleep when on calls? That's a big whoops in my eyes. Palm really needs to boost their SDK. The lack of GPU drivers and acess to the GPU is really lame. However, Androids hardware is on par with iPhone 1.0. That's nit really a good thing either. So, if Palm does push WebOS where it needs to be soon, there will be no comparison. The problem I see is that Palm seems more interested in selling devices at the moment. This is obviously slowing down WebOS enhancements.

    Palm has already splintered the WebOS platform with Pixi. This is not a good thing in my eyes as far as a developers standpoint.
  3.    #243  
    maven, the screen goes off when the timer says so - so my phone's screen goes off after 1 min. whether I am on the phone or not, so long as no buttons are pressed. Thus no real need for the sensor.
  4. #244  
    You cry "Why can't we, the people who use android phones, listen to media audio (e.g. visual voicemail, streaming music, etc.) on our non-a2dp mono bluetooth handsfree headset? And guess who was listening.... That's right! OMERCADE. 


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    And it's only 2.99 euro. THANK YOU OMERCADE! 



    P.S. The Sound Route Switcher App does not support Bluetooth at this time due to the short comings and limitations of Android. In my opinion, these short cumings is just a reflection of the nerds who develop Android. IF, and I mean IF these developers HAD girlfriends their girlfriends would probably say something like "Well, I guess everything else cums quick in your life too. (sigh of disappointment and dissatisfaction)" DAMN YOU ANDROID!!!!!
  5. #245  
    android forums must be really dead!...that's cool you hero people can post on here all you want I understand...this is where the excitement is!!
  6. #246  
    Quote Originally Posted by maven1975 View Post
    The Hero lacks the sensor that puts the display to sleep when on calls? That's a big whoops in my eyes. Palm really needs to boost their SDK. The lack of GPU drivers and acess to the GPU is really lame. However, Androids hardware is on par with iPhone 1.0. That's nit really a good thing either. So, if Palm does push WebOS where it needs to be soon, there will be no comparison. The problem I see is that Palm seems more interested in selling devices at the moment. This is obviously slowing down WebOS enhancements.

    Palm has already splintered the WebOS platform with Pixi. This is not a good thing in my eyes as far as a developers standpoint.
    I think you hit the nail right on the head with them more focused on selling phones.
    NOOOOOOORTH!
  7. #247  
    The Pre has similar internals to an iPhone 3gs.
  8. #248  
    Quote Originally Posted by lost_cause View Post
    The Pre has similar internals to an iPhone 3gs.
    I thought it pretty much has the same **** as the 3GS? 600MHz CPU 256mb of RAM and the same GPU?
  9. #249  
    It is almost identical without the compass. WebOS is immature next to the iPhone OS. I am now wondering if Palm can refine WebOS to the level of the iPhone OS. The iPhone is the platform to beat stability and application wise. I have a feeling that there would be many less Pre and Hero owners if the iPhone was available on other carriers in the US. I certainly would take a look if it were on Sprint.

    I love WebOS and its unique design. I am having issues with Palm and its slow process of optimization. Seriously, they knew the Hero was going to launch on Sprint and did little to offer a boost to the Pre to block Hero sales. Everyone is all excited about Palms updates and how regular they are. Exactly what have they offered in updates that we anything you would brag about? IMHO, The App store should stay in beta at this point. The SDK makes these apps look HORRIBLE. The air hockey app is a prime example of this. That same App, even when released on the iPhone Ver 1, was WAY better than this garbage on the Pre.

    The Android marketplace is loaded with subpar apps as well. However, Android OS offers better access to the hardware. The only problem here is that the hardware is behind the times. This marketplace is also splintered with multiple devices that may, or may not be able to run a desired app. This is where Apple has it right and why developers will stay loyal to their platform.
  10. #250  
    The only problem here is that the hardware is behind the times.
    Well, if the Hero's hardware is behind the times then give me more of it, please. The Hero feels far more substantial in the hand. It doesn't creak or flex at all. The materials feel and look first class. Apps launch faster than on the Pre. Swipes between calendar days are nearly instantaneous. The Hero's speaker is higher quality and much louder. There are notification LEDs that light up without having to hack the OS.

    The Pre is a beautiful device, no doubt about it. But the Hero's hardware is not in any way inferior. In many respects, it's superior.
    Powered by Palm since 1996...
    Palm Pilot > Palm V > Tungsten T > Trēo 650 > Centro > Prē > Prē F102

    ...gave up and switched to iPhone4 7/15/10
  11. #251  
    Quote Originally Posted by diomark View Post
    I think it's great that we live in an age where there's more then ONE good phone
    -m
    You're right on the mark here, my friend. Competition is healthy and personally I like being spoiled for choice
  12. #252  
    Quote Originally Posted by doublebullout View Post
    Well, if the Hero's hardware is behind the times then give me more of it, please. The Hero feels far more substantial in the hand. It doesn't creak or flex at all. The materials feel and look first class. Apps launch faster than on the Pre. Swipes between calendar days are nearly instantaneous. The Hero's speaker is higher quality and much louder. There are notification LEDs that light up without having to hack the OS.

    The Pre is a beautiful device, no doubt about it. But the Hero's hardware is not in any way inferior. In many respects, it's superior.
    I totally agree the hadware is definatelly superior to the pre however the screen color quality to me anyway is teribla, that 16bit color screen is just underwhelming. I don't know why HTC is doing this with all of their screens when they are trying to compete with the iphone and pre which are both 24bit. However the screen is glass which is obviously better.
  13.    #253  
    doublebullout, I think he was saying that the Hero hardware is inferior to the iphone hardware, not the Pre.
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    #254  
    I was going to get the wife a pre but after reading all the htc hero reviews I dunno what to get. I guess whatever she likes the most

    Or I could get the htc hd2 and give her the pre
  15. #255  
    So the hero does everything the pre should do and it does it better and faster but with slower hardware. Hmm. Im not happy now. How do i get a hero to try from sprint?
  16.    #256  
    Any Sprint stores near you? Or Bestbuy? You may hate typing on a screen instead of a keyboard. There's a big difference and it takes some getting used to IMO ;-)
  17. #257  
    How do i get a hero to try from sprint?
    Got the last one from a local Sprint store at 5pm yesterday. I still have my Pre. The Hero gets 30 days to win me over. If it doesn't, I turn it back in and reactivate the Pre.
    Powered by Palm since 1996...
    Palm Pilot > Palm V > Tungsten T > Trēo 650 > Centro > Prē > Prē F102

    ...gave up and switched to iPhone4 7/15/10
  18. #258  
    How is the multi-tasking on the Hero? I hear if you long press on the screen, it will bring up the list of apps for you to switch to.
  19. #259  
    Round Robin time, Palm: Pre, iPhone:iPhone 3GS, Android: HTC Hero, Blackberry: Storm 2? Bold?, WinMob: TouchPro 2. Can't wait to hear the Round Robin and see what people think of using different phones for a while.
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    #260  
    Quote Originally Posted by maven1975 View Post
    The problem I see is that Palm seems more interested in selling devices at the moment. .
    Not sure this is a problem as Palm is in the business of selling phones/devices.

    I'd be more concerned if Palm were focusing on selling burritos.

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