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    I just read Pre-vs-Evo Epic Breakdown on the front page of PreCentral


    Reading that review has made me thing twice about the EVO. I dont know if it was ment to help WebOS or not, but what it did was make the EVO even more desirable.


    Anyone else have any thoughts (WebOS is still the only one for me though)
    Last edited by Vkitty; 06/18/2010 at 07:38 PM.
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    The bottom line for me is that using Android feels like Windows Mobile. It isn't as painful as iPhone, but almost. But, I can't use a phone that is the size of two dinner plates. The "phone" is more tablet sized. Too big.

    The experience just isn't a good with Android, other than just raw speed. New Palm hardware will be here is much less than a year. No way I waste my upgrade on the EVO.
    Your Pre wants Word Whirl from the App Catalog.

    It told me.
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    While I think overall the article was pretty fair, wow those two guys have some really nitpicky comments at times.

    I mean, who am I to say what's important except for myself, but really, complaining about for example IHeartRadio on the Pre when there's a billion and one streaming radio apps?

    Or to be neutral, the mention of Where's My Car as an advantage for the Pre is just as nitpicky. (In fact, with a compass, I'd bet that the experience might be better for this sort of app on the Evo, despite the fact that I prefer the Pre.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sacherjj View Post
    The bottom line for me is that using Android feels like Windows Mobile. It isn't as painful as iPhone, but almost. But, I can't use a phone that is the size of two dinner plates. The "phone" is more tablet sized. Too big.

    The experience just isn't a good with Android, other than just raw speed. New Palm hardware will be here is much less than a year. No way I waste my upgrade on the EVO.
    To say that the phone is "tablet sized" is just absurd. It's not even half the size of the standard sized tablets.
    Last edited by barkerja; 06/18/2010 at 08:37 PM.
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    I thought it was fair but yeah a little nit picky. seemed they were looking for thing to try to make the Pre sound good but it did make you think how nice the EVO is . BUT I have mentioned this before. I cant understand how you can compare a Pre which the build is 18 months old and the hardware is over a year old with a brand new phone with totally different features. I mean these phones are so different. One has a keyboard and the other a virtual. one is a large phone and the other is a small phone. one a slider and the other a slab. One is WEB OS and the other is Android. Not saying either is better but they are so different. Comparing the Evo to the Droid or Iphone is a better comparison. not to a 18 month old phone. Compare the evo to the any new WEB OS phone would be a fair comparison.
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    I can't use a phone that is the size of two dinner plates. The "phone" is more tablet sized. Too big.

    Good article but regardless what we might think or want, the future of smart phones are bigger screens at least 3.7" min. If Palms is going to compete and attempt to draw the masses they will have to make a bigger device with a bigger screen despite your wishes to keep things small. People are already complaining about the Iphone4 screen staying the same, so lets face it big is in!
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    I agree. Everyone I know ( and it not alot but still a good mix of people) and every one wants a bigger screen. they see my EVO and drool over the size. Bigger is in. My bro is getting the Iphone and hes pizzed its not a biger screen . My wife saw my EVO and she hates her small screen now. I gave my son my Pre and now he hates it after seeing the EVO. Last week my Uncle saw my EVO and this week ( he does not have sprint) he went out and got a droid. I know some of you dont want a big screen and say the EVO is too big but if HP wants to have a decent shot of good sales they need atleast a 3.7 if not bigger screen. Again I know some of you are going to say "I dont want a big screen" but Im just coming from the point of how the next webos device can sell and not be a flop like the Pre. Has to be atleast 3.7 if not bigger or its doomed to be a blunder. Honestly other then the people here no one cares about webos or if its on the phone. Its all about features and screen size now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VaccPalm View Post
    I thought it was fair but yeah a little nit picky. seemed they were looking for thing to try to make the Pre sound good but it did make you think how nice the EVO is . BUT I have mentioned this before. I cant understand how you can compare a Pre which the build is 18 months old and the hardware is over a year old with a brand new phone with totally different features. I mean these phones are so different. One has a keyboard and the other a virtual. one is a large phone and the other is a small phone. one a slider and the other a slab. One is WEB OS and the other is Android. Not saying either is better but they are so different. Comparing the Evo to the Droid or Iphone is a better comparison. not to a 18 month old phone. Compare the evo to the any new WEB OS phone would be a fair comparison.
    How can you compare? Because whether or not the Pre is 18-month old hardware or not it's the CURRENT hardware. It's not as if they're comparing an old Palm device to a new Android device.. both are current.

    If Palm doesn't want new devices being compared to an 18-month old device then release new hardware to put yourself back into the game. Before the announcement of the iPhone 4 everything was practically compared to the 3G S which is almost a year-old hardware, it's not as if they compare to the 3G or 2G, you compare to what's current.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barkerja View Post
    How can you compare? Because whether or not the Pre is 18-month old hardware or not it's the CURRENT hardware. It's not as if they're comparing an old Palm device to a new Android device.. both are current.
    Don't you know? The Pre can only be compared if it will win the comparison.

    Multitasking? OMG, The Pre is better than any phone out there.
    Apps? That's unfair. The Pre isn't around long enough to say it lacks apps. Did you know the iPhone launched without apps blah blah blah?
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    One reason why they can be compared for Sprint is that one is the old flagship phone and the other is the new one.
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
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    The Instinct was Sprints first flagship phone and no one is comparing that Still say you cant compare a Pre and a EVo as much as you can comapre a Centro and a Iphone.
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    I have a Nexus One and a Pre, and I still prefer the Pre. Having a phone that large would only make me prefer the Pre more. I used Windows Mobile for 8 years and for the most part Android feels like Google's take on Windows Mobile, which is probably the last thing you want to base you mobile OS on.

    The webOS isn't perfect but it has a lot shorter distance to go towards becoming the ideal phone for me: new hardware, compass, microphone and camera apis, and hardware acceleration.
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    I also used Windows Mobile for a time and hated it and Android used to be very similar to window mobile but its not anymore .2.1 is nothing like previous android versions and its a bit nicer with 2.1 and even nicer with Froyo. Also Google is completly revising there OS the end of this year to be more user friendly.Hence why they got the designer of WEB OS on board. While I dont expect him to bring his Cards concept over as I think that HP copyright now I expect something great for Android that really is easy to use and makes Android comparable to webos.

    It's not really a big stretch to come up with, but TechCrunch chief Michael Arrington says he has "multiple sources close to Google" who tell him the stock Android user interface will get a pretty big overhaul in the next version, tentatively nicknamed Gingerbread and possibly headed for release by the end of the year.

    Like we said, it makes sense. Froyo is largely under-the-hood adjustments -- though there are a fair amount of visual tweaks -- so it stands to reason that UI is up next, especially given the acquisition of UI-specialist Matia Duarte, who left Palm and is now User Experience Director for Android.

    According to TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington, Google’s Android team is currently burning the midnight oil working on a UI refresh for it’s ever popular smartphone OS. People familiar with the matter claim that the goal of the refresh is to provide a better user experience which would in turn discourage companies like HTC and Motorola from creating custom UI overlays such as Sense and MOTOBLUR. Despite the popularity of some skins — HTC’s Sense in particular — they can be quite the headache for both Google and users as their being loaded onto a handset is a surefire way to cause temporary fragmentation as the skin has to be reworked for each subsequent OS release.
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    Daring Fireball: 'First to Do It' vs. 'First to Do It Right'

    Though this guy is an apple nut, i do agree with it for the most part.

    The Evo does have HD recording, but its crap.

    The Evo does have a front facing camera and a couple of 3rd party apps, if you can use it.

    Does have hdmi out, if you can use it.

    Does have a wifi hotspot app, if you don't mind killing the battery in less than an hour. (i'd still take it on the iphone though)

    Can multitask if you don't mind downloading 3rd party apps to help manage it.

    And on we go.

    What's the point in having this advanced hardware if they're poorly implemented or rely on apps like Qik?

    Palm depends on 3rd party apps a lot too in providing media sync or outlook syncing. But i hope they've figured out that they need to do some of it themselves.
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    I liked the article but there where a few times where they made comments that where just pointless and should have been left out ( like the one with the guy complaining because 2 of his contacts got placed under 1 because they had the same number....wth aint that whats supposed to happen! Why would yu even list the same number twice? That dosnt even make sense )
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    Great review. I'm still on the fence about upgrading to Evo; I just LOVE webOS. But the silence from Palm on upcoming devices is just deafening! Will they release a new device this year? Will it exceed the capabilities of current offerings? You can say that it's only reasonable that they will, but the vague messages from HP and Palm just aren't very convincing or solid. They're giving me absolutely NOTHING to hold off the Evo for
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    Quote Originally Posted by mindonmillions08 View Post
    I liked the article but there where a few times where they made comments that where just pointless and should have been left out ( like the one with the guy complaining because 2 of his contacts got placed under 1 because they had the same number....wth aint that whats supposed to happen! Why would yu even list the same number twice? That dosnt even make sense )
    they work for the same company but have a different extension, maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PookiePrancer View Post
    they work for the same company but have a different extension, maybe?
    that actually would make sense ( assuming that that could happen) but I forgot which 1 it was but he was complaining because they 2 of his contacts got merged due to the fact they had the same home phone number
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    Well let me go get my NEW webOS phone and do a fair comparison for you. Oh wait...
    Quote Originally Posted by VaccPalm View Post
    BUT I have mentioned this before. I cant understand how you can compare a Pre which the build is 18 months old and the hardware is over a year old with a brand new phone with totally different features...........Compare the evo to the any new WEB OS phone would be a fair comparison.
    Pixi: Sold. Pre: Passed off to another rep. Touchpad: Just a toy until Cloud syncing arrives, and a better doc editor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VaccPalm View Post
    I agree. Everyone I know ( and it not alot but still a good mix of people) and every one wants a bigger screen. they see my EVO and drool over the size. Bigger is in. My bro is getting the Iphone and hes pizzed its not a biger screen . My wife saw my EVO and she hates her small screen now. I gave my son my Pre and now he hates it after seeing the EVO. Last week my Uncle saw my EVO and this week ( he does not have sprint) he went out and got a droid. I know some of you dont want a big screen and say the EVO is too big but if HP wants to have a decent shot of good sales they need atleast a 3.7 if not bigger screen. Again I know some of you are going to say "I dont want a big screen" but Im just coming from the point of how the next webos device can sell and not be a flop like the Pre. Has to be atleast 3.7 if not bigger or its doomed to be a blunder. Honestly other then the people here no one cares about webos or if its on the phone. Its all about features and screen size now.
    With regard of the big screen. You don't need big screen when using e-mail or textings, or looking on some apps (like Flight View), also big screen is not a factor when streaming music. However, when using internet, i.e browsing, watching video or movie, playing game, editing document - big screen is a must. That is where Pam made mistake with Pre.
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