View Poll Results: Will you switch to a Droid Incredible?

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  1. umanben's Avatar
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    #461  
    i have both a moto droid and a palm pre plus and much prefer the pre. everyone is correct with the os being more well designed and for me easier to transition from task to task. all of the apps i truly love and cannot live without on the android os are also on webos. i like the form factor more bc the droids, save for the eris, can feel even more bulky after a few hours out with friends. i really have nothing bad to say about the pre outside of battery life not being an epic 24 hrs like some of my old blackberries, but i use it so much more its not really that surprising. go pre, you cannot go wrong
  2. #462  
    Quote Originally Posted by surfereddie View Post
    You should probably change your user name. The Android OS and the phones IMO are for techies. You heard it here first. WEBOs will be gone in 5 years.
    What's up with this troll? Nice first post! :P

    Enjoy the phone, you'll love it!!
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    #463  
    Big problem with it is that the antenna is at the bottom of the phone so your hand and head can cause a lot of interference.
  4. #464  
    I have a pre and my boyfriend has the HTC hero...both with sprint. I like the pre b/c I am not as technologically advanced as he is lol but i think that the android is better than webOS...WAY BETTER actually its faster and there are way more free apps...even the forums are better they actually have ppl that help you out rooting your phone. My BF rooted his hero and it is frikkkkin SWEET...cant wait to do mine
  5. #465  
    Quote Originally Posted by asiebert View Post
    I have a pre and my boyfriend has the HTC hero...both with sprint. I like the pre b/c I am not as technologically advanced as he is lol but i think that the android is better than webOS...WAY BETTER actually its faster and there are way more free apps...even the forums are better they actually have ppl that help you out rooting your phone. My BF rooted his hero and it is frikkkkin SWEET...cant wait to do mine

    UHMMMMMMMMMM........ yeah I don't even know how to respond to the bold part.


    wait I have a response...

    http://forums.precentral.net/webos-patches/

    http://www.webos-internals.org/wiki/Main_Page
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    #466  
    What's up with all these trolls? Begone pest!
  7. #467  
    All those claims about platform x being better (in absolute terms) than platform y are silly.

    As so often in life - it depends.

    It mostly depends on what one wants and needs from a smartphone.

    If you want 3D games - then Android sucks and Iphone and Pre rule.

    If you want a super selection of apps - then Iphone rules and Pre sucks.

    If you want multi-tasking then Webos and Android deliver - while Iphone sucks.

    If you want a free platform then webos and Android are good - Iphone bad.

    Best integration of google apps - go Android.
    Best integration with MacOSX/Itunes - go Iphone.
    Best mix of freedom and techs - webos.

    Want/need physical keyboard - Pre or Android - no to Iphone.
    Best virtual keyboard - Iphone.
    Best charger - Touchstone for Pre/Pixi.

    Etc etc etc

    Everybody should look at what's important to them individually, check out what's available, play with the top 3 contenders, watch some Youtube videos and then pick what fits best. All the smartphones have their individual compromises abot screen size, touch, UI, freedom, price, keyboard, apps, ect... None wins on all points.

    I looked at Iphone, Android and finally Pre - got the Pre. I knew of it's advantages and problems before I bought it and never regretted it.
  8. #468  
    Quote Originally Posted by intellidryad View Post
    My suggestion is to tell the VZW sells to shut up (well, politely, of course) and let you play with the demo Pre for a while. I still don't understand why all those VZW people like to trash talk on Palm.
    it's because they're only really familiar with the platforms they choose to be familiar with. to them, who can really compete with the mighty Android and the Apple Godphone? it's willful ignorance on their part.

    Quote Originally Posted by intellidryad View Post
    webOS is all about the user interface, you never knew webOS before you played with it.
    couldn't have said it better myself. and i think most wireless store employees are in denial of it's greatness.. "No! It can't be as good as it seems! It hasn't sold 500 billion yet! Get it away from me!"
  9. #469  
    My call quality on the Verizon Pre is great -- it's been nothing but crisp and clear since I got it.

    Overclocking is quick and easy, and makes the phone a bit snappier.

    And the TouchStone is a must-buy. I've got one next to my computer and one in my car. Having access to Touchstones makes it easy to counter any kind of battery drain the overclocking will incur.

    My mom has the Droid. Haven't played around with it much, but she loves it.

    I didn't expect to like the Pre as much as I do, but after diving into all the homebrew apps/ patches out there (I have 60 installed on my Pre), I'm hooked. It's a beautiful piece of hardware. A work of art. It feels like no other phone I've ever had, or felt. Build quality isn't perfect, but no phone I've ever owned has been. I guess you could say if the build quality was any better, I wouldn't be able to afford it!
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    #470  
    Here's my two cents. With Preware, SuperKernel, and the 2600 battery from Seidio, this is an awesome phone. I wrote this on another thread and I'll paste it here:

    "My Pre Plus allowed me to get a Google Voice text from one of my Dropout Recovery students. She is pregnant and she and her boyfriend were kicked out of her mother's house this morning. I was able to engage in a text conversation with her while using mCraig to find a cheap apartment nearby with utilities included and then send an email with the Craigslist link and a request for deposit assistance to her caseworker, copied to my student (both email addresses found using Universal Search). I IM'd the dropout prevention specialist on GTalk about what was going on, before returning my attention back to the meeting I was sitting in. When the presenter had difficulty because the school district wireless went down, I turned my Pre into a [free] Wi-Fi hotspot so he could finish.

    That's what my Pre did for me today."
  11. #471  
    Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
    My call quality on the Verizon Pre is great -- it's been nothing but crisp and clear since I got it.

    Overclocking is quick and easy, and makes the phone a bit snappier.

    And the TouchStone is a must-buy. I've got one next to my computer and one in my car....

    I didn't expect to like the Pre as much as I do, ...

    I'm hooked. It's a beautiful piece of hardware. A work of art. It feels like no other phone I've ever had, or felt. Build quality isn't perfect...
    Pretty much sums it up for me too. I did have a Samsung U520 that was a little tank. Best built phone I ever had! It's still my back-up, but I could never see using it again after having the Pre and WebOS.
  12. #472  
    Quote Originally Posted by mrtonk View Post
    Here's my two cents. With Preware, SuperKernel, and the 2600 battery from Seidio, this is an awesome phone. I wrote this on another thread and I'll paste it here:

    "My Pre Plus allowed me to get a Google Voice text from one of my Dropout Recovery students. She is pregnant and she and her boyfriend were kicked out of her mother's house this morning. I was able to engage in a text conversation with her while using mCraig to find a cheap apartment nearby with utilities included and then send an email with the Craigslist link and a request for deposit assistance to her caseworker, copied to my student (both email addresses found using Universal Search). I IM'd the dropout prevention specialist on GTalk about what was going on, before returning my attention back to the meeting I was sitting in. When the presenter had difficulty because the school district wireless went down, I turned my Pre into a [free] Wi-Fi hotspot so he could finish.

    That's what my Pre did for me today."
    Wow. I'm very impressed.
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    #473  
    Well I've had/have them all. BlackBerry, iPhone, Pre and HTC Hero. My main problem with the Pre was the Battery life, that could be fixed with the Seidio 2600mA battery. The Hero last around 6-7 hours before it dies. The Pre would die sooner, but not too much sooner. But the stock battery on the Hero is a 1500mA vs 1150mA on the Pre. I don't know why they put such a small battery in the Pre. The iPhone last through out the day and the BB was the king of Batteries. I've not rooted the Hero because it is not so simple to do. Heck the iPhone is way simpler to jailbreak vs rooting an Android phone. Android and iPhone have the apps covered, but how many are worth having, or even pertain to the country you live in? I'm finding myself looking on ebay for a cheep Pre. If I'm gonna endure a bad battery life I might as well go with the better overall user experience. That would be the Pre. So TechieGirl, I think you will be just fine with the Pre and good luck.
  14. #474  
    Welcome to the community Techiegirl, tis a great one as I've found out. As it was said elsewhere - how strong your local signal/coverage is will depend on the strength of your carrier's penetration into your area (i.e. how many towers they have around you).

    to Tholap - great response, I concur.

    to Pre_daddy - you response to Surfereddie - right on. You tell 'im!!

    to Surfereddie - clearly you don't know what you are talking about. I make my living spotting tech trends for major corporations and your pronouncement that WebOS will be gone in five years - that is highly unlikely, especially with the recent HP offer for Palm (should it go through as expected). Even before HP's move to acquire Palm, your pronouncement had no basis in reality and did not take into consideration a number of factors; among them:

    1. The elegance of WebOS as a mobile platform. The developers I've talked to (admittedly a small non-scientific sample), who have worked with both Android and WebOS, almost universally claim Android as being "difficult" as opposed to WebOS being "easy" and/or "elegant" to work with (their words, not mine).

    2. Like Android and iPhone OS’s, WebOS can migrate to other platforms such as is being purported for HP's upcoming slate (and does not consider the tremendous value Palm’s vast IP library has beyond what we are discussing here).

    3. Don't underestimate the power of marketing to press a technology forward; obviously both Google and Apple are masters at this, hence the huge market share each has garnered in a short period of time. Though Palm was not as strong at marketing as the aforementioned (akin to being a farm team trying to compete in the majors), they did manage to somewhat hold their own. Now with HP behind them, they’ve joined the major leagues and it will be interesting to see all this play out.

    Probably the one company/OS that is in danger, in spite of their huge lead in market share is RIM/Blackberry. The why is beyond the scope of this response, but suffice to say, as Tholap referred, each OS has their strength. There is no reason to doubt that in five years’ time, each will still be business and competing (or merging) with each other.

    I should also disclose, in the spirit of full transparency, I have owned a Sprint Pre phone since its release on June 6, 2009. Additionally, as my wife owns one of the more recent Android phone (seems like there is a new HW version being released every day), as the defacto at-home IT director, I'm also responsible for her phone's upkeep and operation. Like Techiegirl, I've used both OS's extensively.

    In closing, Techiegirl... I sincerely hope the Pre continues to satisfy you and your husband, for I strongly believe WEbOS will be around for a long time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by surfereddie View Post
    You should probably change your user name. The Android OS and the phones IMO are for techies. You heard it here first. WEBOs will be gone in 5 years. Microsoft and Blackberry will be second tier and it will be a battle between iPhone and Android. It will shake out the same way the Apple and Microsoft did 20 plus years ago in the home computer battle. Apple had the mouse interface but did not have any applications. Applications are everything. So you're waiting for the Palm team to write them? Please! The iPhone is great because most everything works and hats off to Apple for that. Where as the Android, and Google is messing it up with their meddling trying to sell it to the carriers as a unique user experience. This is making it harder for the app developers to get it to work on every Android phone. Anyway, I moved to the Android (G1) a year ago and have never looked back. Their are so so so many apps. A lot of them are crap and but their are many that are excellent and free. You can't beat Google navigation and everything will only get better. So to the techiegirl if you were not able to "root" your phone you did not get true Android experience. To you and anybody else that crosses over if you want the best possible experience root the phone and get Cyanogen modified MOD's. Stay one MOD back from the current one and you'll have the best Android experience. HP messed up by buying Palm. I'm sure their will always be loyal followers in everything but Palm just hit the Android iceberg. So you have one manufacturer of hardware, that's never made phones before? And they are going to rely on the dwindling in house Palm staff that could not get it correct with the Pre? Compare that to every manufacturer putting out an Android phone and everybody and their brother writing Android apps. So is it going to be iPhone or Android. I chose Android but that's me. I still have a little techie in me and did not want to be constrained by Apple. Best of everything which ever side you choose. Isn't it great to be living during this time!!!
    i see that you have one post so far.. this one.

    also, are we still judging OS'es by their app count? i don't know about you but i personally enjoy quality over quantity. Of course Android has more apps, but most of the relevant ones are also on the less scatterbrained and generally more pleasant to use WebOS.

    also, your doomcasting about HP and Palm seems a bit premature. no one actually knows where Palm and Hp will go. Of course the Android and iSheep platforms are here to stay but HP's a big company with lots of very intelligent people who obviously see a future with Palm, its products and WebOS. I predict that HP will roll out WebOS on several of its key products like printers, and maybe on a tablet or two which will bring it a bit more mainstream. In a few years people might not even know that it started out as a mobile platform. As long as they still keep it as a mobile OS on some decent hardware, i'll be happy.
    Last edited by jetsetter883; 05/19/2010 at 12:48 AM.
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    This is good timing....

    I was in a group setting at work last week and this IS guy next to me had an Android. He asked what mine was (Pre) and we talked about phones...

    He started giving all of these reasons why he went with Android, and with every single point he made I kept saying "Palm does that too", "same here" and "ditto". His final point was he liked the open-source code which just opened the door for me to talk about Homebrew. He had absolutely no idea about the Pre's capabilities. I told him what Homebrew offered and how easy it was to install apps/patches and he was surprised.

    I then set my phone back on the Touchstone while he fiddled with the USB cable on his. He seemed to be a little deflated after that conversation.


    It's really unfortunate how the Pre/Pixi didn't get the proper exposure for more people to understand what they can do.
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    I agree Hobbz on some points.

    Funny part on the touchstone though ,is its a cool tech thing but honestly, from my talk with "regular" people so many people just say "my iPhone has a dock though"

    And honestly...they make a point. The touchstone is just a minimalistic dock charger at the end of the day.

    I love the thing though.
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    it's going to suck with HP locks out homebrew from tweaking webos in the future. homebrew is the biggest reason why webos is still around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannydos View Post
    it's going to suck with HP locks out homebrew from tweaking webos in the future. homebrew is the biggest reason why webos is still around.
    And you have some inside info or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brain Mantis View Post
    I agree Hobbz on some points.

    Funny part on the touchstone though ,is its a cool tech thing but honestly, from my talk with "regular" people so many people just say "my iPhone has a dock though"

    And honestly...they make a point. The touchstone is just a minimalistic dock charger at the end of the day.

    I love the thing though.
    iPhone docks place all the weight and stress onto that one portion of the phone. One of the most common failures is the docking port. With the TS you just place it down and walk away. You can't accidentally bump it with your hand or arm and crack the port. Now if I could just get my wife to use the TS for her Pixi!, but it would mean she would need to remove the silicone condom from the phone.

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