View Poll Results: Are you upgrading to EVO when you are eligible?

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  • Heck Yes! I can't wait to get my hands on that bad boy!

    286 32.06%
  • No Way! I <3 my WebOS and won't upgrade to any other OS

    222 24.89%
  • Maybe, depends on how much it will cost me out of pocket.

    80 8.97%
  • Not just yet. I'm happy with my Pre... for now...

    286 32.06%
  • What the heck is an EVO?

    18 2.02%
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  1. #2421  
    well, I got to play with the EVO next door. This is the phone that should be market to busy moms. She had wanted an iphone, but liked the sprint plans.she wasn't concerned about size at all, which surprised me. Size is fine, cuz it goes in her purse, perfect for busy mom.

    coming from blackberry, neither husband or wife had figures out more than making a call, opening a browser, and Facebook. I figuured how to text.

    notifications are cool, active home page is cool but you have to be in the habit of returning to the home page after every task. I couldn't figure out if it could have more than one browser open at once. They both didn't like pre because the screen is too small, but they like the pre keyboard because it feels like blackberry.

    to me the UI feels just like the iphone, which is fine. I will have to go over to play some more!

    we don't get 4g this far out in the burbs. The browser tests we ran were about dead even, slight edge to the evo.

    not bad, but I figures out more than they have in the 24 hours they've had it...
  2. #2422  
    preordered my EVO today. i love my pre and all but i'm actually surprised how much better the EVO feels in my hands....AND i was one handed texting, and i have pretty small hands for a guy. i also loved not having to slide the keyboard open everytime i wanted to enter text into a field.

    Monday can't come fast enough!
  3. #2423  
    I just saw my first EVO commercial on TV. Looks like Sprint didn't learn anything from Palm's advertising mistakes. All they did was establish that the EVO is the first 4G phone. No indication of what advantage that would serve, or what makes the phone special... Don't they ever learn??
  4. #2424  
    Quote Originally Posted by deihmos View Post
    I have decided that I will be returning the EVO and saving my upgrade for something better. I need a phone with a keyboard. Android is not bad and there are many things that I like. I like the friend stream and the ability to customize the home screen but I find it much faster to do the things I want with the Pre. For instance if I receive an email or text on the Pre I could see who it's from without opening anything. On the EVO it notifies you that there is a new email but you have to open the app to see from who. WebOS has the best notification system hands down. I cannot control the music if I am not at the music app screen unlike the Pre. Minor stuff but the major con is the onscreen keypad. I can type much faster on the Pre without sacrificing screen real estate. I was trying to use IRC on the EVO and compared to the Pre it really sucked.I do a lot of chatting and like being able able to begin typing and fine anything I need quickly. Webos is a lot slower at opening apps but switching them is a lot faster by just swiping the gesture area.

    Games also seem to run really laggy on the phone but run smooth on Webos. I downloaded ashphalt 5 to try it out. It also does not have Cardace and I love that game

    The big stuff like HDMI and the 8pm camera aren't that important to me.

    I would like the next webos phone or maybe even another Android phone to have a keypad and then I would jump on it.

    The Palm email client is also much better.
    why using Evo for typing? I don't . I am using it for internet, and Docs
  5. #2425  
    This is the appropriate thread for people dropping webOS for the Evo. Not a poll. Not a debate. Just tell us why you're leaving for the Evo or why you already left and what you like about your Evo.

    (mods, maybe this thread should be the stickied one in all fairness to the Evo Shmevo thread since the poll is just that)

    My Evo arrives on my doorstep on Tuesday. My main reasons outside of the Evo specific features (gargantuan screen, HDMI and such...) for jumping back to android are as follows and not in any particular order of importance:

    1. Google Voice. I use it extensively, and I haven't been able to check it from my phone for a few weeks now. Android's native app is pretty seamless. YouView isn't a viable alternative as I have to pay for the features I get on GV for free, plus I'd have to forward yet another number, and it's just too much hassled. Two voicemail accounts through two providers? Sorry, no.

    2. native visual voicemail. not everyone in my company wants to deal with GV and just wants regular visual voicemail. kind of lame webOS doesn't have it and doesn't have a native GV app in lieu of this ineptness.

    3. Docs To Go- editing. Self explanatory.

    4. less buggy OS. Even after doctoring I still get odd freezes, screen unresponsiveness or hyper responsiveness. I still get cards that don't flip up and away, emails and messages that hang as I swipe them away. Emails that take forever to open in a great signal area. I just see the subject and who it's from for a bit before it decides to open. And if I go to move to folder to quick, the folder screen is solid white.

    5. No agenda view on the homescreen. The agenda app is not an alternative. It's not always there on my homescreen, and after I have to open the app, I have to scroll to see th info I want. There's just no general list view. I want my upcoming appointments at a glance.

    6. I want widgets. I want instant access/viewing to things I want to see most often without having to open an app. C'mon Palm. Put the wallpaper to use already and bring some widget like functionality to it already.

    Think there's one or two others I've posted elsewhere, but I forget off the top of my head. Doesn't mean I won't miss the more polished OS, cards and patches, but there's functionality I expect, and I just don't have it at the moment on webOS.
    Pixi: Sold. Pre: Passed off to another rep. Touchpad: Just a toy until Cloud syncing arrives, and a better doc editor.
  6. #2426  
    I think I'm dropping my Pre for an EVO 4g. I wasn't originally gonna do this because I love my Pre, but enough is enough. My first Pre was a replacement for my 4 Touch Pros, and now the replacement they gave me got the volume bug and I'm tired of if. I don't want to have to deal with refurbs and TBH, the Pre's hardware sucks. I'll miss Palm and certainly webOS, but I'm ready to take the leap onto Android.
    I'll miss it.
  7. #2427  
    give the refurb a try! You need your pre!!! '-)
  8. #2428  
    While I am keeping the phone I will use the EVO more. But I just found out that the PRE still will work for Email and Internet using Wifi. Pretty cool.

    Reasons I went to Android

    The awful build quality of "my" PRE. Cracks, loose slider.
    I absolutley hate the clam shell look. Me I like the Iphone slate types.
    The Screen on the PRE is just way too small .
    I love Apps especially any APP that can make my life easier and if you want apps its Android. The Apps for the PRe are awful junk in my opinion.Developers stay away.
    SD Card. Opens up more storage , backups, putting movies and music on the card.
    Reception. the PRE had awful reception. Most of us has to get Air Raves just to use it. The EVO doesnt need the Airrave.
    Having a customizable "Home" or TODAY screen. List my appoitments, events, emails etc just like 2DAY for the Palm OS.
    Being able to move APPS to whatever page I want them on.
    Thinner- While the EVO is larger it is super thin. It fits better in a tight pocket then the Fat Pre. the Pre needs to get on a diet and get thinner.
    Speed- The EVO is Super fast. My Pre was Super slow. huge difference
    My PRE was always freezing and wasslow. EVO
    The Pre battery was the pits. My battery would be dead by noon. Evo battery isnt great but last a lot longer. I started morning at 100% and its at 24% at 11pm. Not great but not bad.
    The Too Many Cards issue was every day latley. Hasd to reset my PRE 1-2 times a day.
    I love WEB OS but the PRE just had too many issues and it is way past time for Palm to update it with a new model.
  9. #2429  
    Nothing to feel terrible about. If it's not working for you, you have a right to try something else. I've had success with my Pre, but there is no denying that build quality has been a problem.

    At least you don't leave insulting the people here who are OK with their phones. When their new stuff lands, I hope it's better quality or they will have a lot more of the faithful jumping ship.

    C
  10. #2430  
    Quote Originally Posted by Cantaffordit View Post
    give the refurb a try! You need your pre!!! '-)
    Yeah, but I'm jumping on Cricket when I go to college, and I want my phone to be reliable instead of hoping it doesn't break. I'd flash whichever phone I had.
  11. #2431  
    or you could try out bestbuy's insurance they give you a new phone or repair the one you turned into to them. the only draw back is lost or stolen phones aren't covered
    Motorola i95cl> i733> i760> i860> i880> ic902> Palm Pre> HTC EVO4G> atrix 4g> unlocked gsm pre 2
  12. #2432  
    cricket? Why?
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    #2433  
    I made the jump and bought an Evo and so far I am very happy with it. Honestly, the pictures make it look bigger than it really is. It is definitely pocketable. I normally use a belt case, but just to see I put the Evo in the pocket of my jeans and it really doesn't feel much different than the Pre because it's thinner. I don't think the screen is too big. In landscape, it's definitely a 2 handed device but one handed operation is no problem for me in portrait mode and I don't have very big hands. I didn't think I would like not having a physical keyboard, but so far it's no problem.

    It does look big next to the Pre, but just as a comparison I took a pic of the Evo with the rest of my collection. It really isn't much bigger than other phones that many people here have owned, including previous Palm devices. Plus, it's thinner than everything in this pic except the Pixi.



    Now Palm just needs to come up with something with similar specs. Put WebOS on this thing and replace the buttons below the screen with a gesture area and it would be nothing short of amazing.
  14. #2434  
    Sprint talk/text/3g = $90
    Cricket talk/text/3g = $50

    nuff said. lol
  15. #2435  
    I'm keeping both my Pre and Pixi. The Pre can sit on my nightstand as a wifi device. With it's limited 8gb of memory, it's not good for much else, though I don't need any work files on it so I could put more media on there. I still like webOS, and I'd revisit it. I have a 2nd line that is contract free in a few months.

    Removable storage is key. I most likely won't buy a 2nd gen webOS device unless they add removable storage. I want good reasons to come back to webOS, not slightly better, and removable storage would be a big reason.

    I think the Evo battery gets a bad rap. Many are saying it's just fine and getting them through the day. 4g is the real drain, and if you keep needless radios on, then any phone will drain quick.

    Can't disagree on reception. I have one major dead zone in the middle of great coverage and the Pre would drop 95% of the time while my Hero would drop a fraction of that. Would expect similar results with the Evo.

    And I have my Innocase Surface case for the Evo (Evo comes on Tuesday) and am surprised it's the size it is, in a good way. I was expecting bigger based on all the comments on here and androidforums.
    Pixi: Sold. Pre: Passed off to another rep. Touchpad: Just a toy until Cloud syncing arrives, and a better doc editor.
  16. #2436  
    Quote Originally Posted by kd0axs View Post
    I made the jump and bought an Evo and so far I am very happy with it. Honestly, the pictures make it look bigger than it really is. It is definitely pocketable. I normally use a belt case, but just to see I put the Evo in the pocket of my jeans and it really doesn't feel much different than the Pre because it's thinner. I don't think the screen is too big. In landscape, it's definitely a 2 handed device but one handed operation is no problem for me in portrait mode and I don't have very big hands. I didn't think I would like not having a physical keyboard, but so far it's no problem.

    It does look big next to the Pre, but just as a comparison I took a pic of the Evo with the rest of my collection. It really isn't much bigger than other phones that many people here have owned, including previous Palm devices. Plus, it's thinner than everything in this pic except the Pixi.



    Now Palm just needs to come up with something with similar specs. Put WebOS on this thing and replace the buttons below the screen with a gesture area and it would be nothing short of amazing.
    Omg, that Evo is beautiful. And its barley bigger than my Moment. And I'm sure its lighter.
  17. #2437  
    Almost did the same thing today when my day 1 pre started to act up and is now going to be replaced. My wife and I got to play with the evo and after talking to a salesman at sprint I'm sticking with the pre. Now if the evo had webos on it I would have one now. BTW another salesman at the same store tried to tell us that Webos was "too weird" until we showed him how well it multitasks etc. He finally admitted he had an Iphone.
  18. #2438  
    Palm pre is not a bad phone, but as I have found out the build quality was bad for me. I actually left palm. For the hero and was back to palm after 2 mos. Now I have the evo, and I don't miss either of those phones. Correction I do miss webos. Multitasking on the pre was great. I haven't had any problems with the evo yet, but do remember if you get the evo you will be an early adopter. So if there will be problems with this phone then the 1st ones to get it.
  19. #2439  
    Quote Originally Posted by Vindication84 View Post
    Sprint talk/text/3g = $90
    Cricket talk/text/3g = $50

    nuff said. lol
    I pay 33 dollars on Sprint! Unlimited everything. While you may not get all my discounts call sprint and ask for a discounted college rate. They want to keep customers.
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    So do you guys have to pay an extra $10 on your plan to get the Evo? that is the thing keeping me away. It just isn't worth paying an extra $500 over two years to get the Evo vs sticking with the Pre.

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