The original Droid with the crappy touchscreen? Ewww. They have no brain. They turned down the original iPhone, which was a good phone at the time when nothing else was available. They messed up with and ignored the Pre+/Pixi+ which came at a time when Android was still half-baked in many regards. **facepalm**
Why can't Verizon see a good thing when they hold it in their hands?
I don't mean to get emotional, i just wonder what's going through their minds when they do those things. The only good thing that came of them mishandling their launch of the Pre+ is that it turned out to be a "free" upgrade phone for me. I came there like a garden variety opportunist, looking for the "deal", and absolutely fell in love with webOS. Yea, i was prepared to pay for the data plan and insurance, but there was no way i would tolerate any "down payment" to get a phone in my hands.
Interesting observation though on the navigation problem. I don't have a Pre2, so i hadn't realized that GPS was so completely broken there, with no quick fix available. That is strange, how the WZV Navigator fixes GPS on the Pre+, but not on the Pre2. You may be right that this was the work of an individual guy who wasn't there anymore when the Pre 2 came around. The others just didn't seem to know enough to port the bug AND the fix. I wish there was a way for me to look at low-level GPS signal data and figure out what's wrong.
Back to the subject of the Surface, i would think that they'd only sell one if it was equipped with an EVDO/LTE radio. Otherwise i see no point in even displaying it.
[Edit] - I think i know what's wrong... the satellite GPS comes through, but tower triangulation (that gives accuracy) doesn't... so the code on the phone that handles tower triangulation data is either faulty or has been moved to the Navigator app (stupid)....