I'm a Pre 2 owner, and very pleased with it. However, I can't BUY apps - I don't live in a country where the Pre 2 has been launched officially, so all I can do is install demos. I can't actually pay for apps even if I wanted to. There is a way to spoof that, which I guess you could call piracy, however I would still not be able to "steal" pay-for apps that way, it just let's you install some of the apps that are "not available in your country", but still only the free/demo ones.
Originally Posted by bob616
The phone is indeed hackable in some ways. But I've had enough of that. After years of fiddling, hacking, flashing my WinMo phones, I just want something that works. Ok, a little hacking maybe... But I want the basic features of the phone to be smooth and intuitive, and they are.
I had to "import" my Pre 2 from the UK, but even with these impediments I am happy I went ahead. Like you I had several discussions on this forum to find out if I should take the plunge...
Get a Pre 2. I think it will be supported and get the same updates as the Veer & Pre 3 (as someone wrote above - after all, it's the "M" size in the lineup), and it's already out on the market. The Pre 3 is simply a bigger Pre 2 as far as I can tell, and personally I am much happier with the "pocketableness" of the Pre 2. I've been long annoyed with the lack of "reasonable sized" smart phones, and didn't jump on the Android / iPhone bandwagons partly because I don't want to answer the question "Is that a smartphone in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?"...
Hope to see some cool apps from you soon!