03/10/2012, 11:24 AM
Bugs? Or 'features"? My Pre2 (runs 2.2.4, is a GSM version) has been replaced by HP, has had a new profile created, and still would not dial out. Key in a number, it appears, hit 'dial' and the phone icon panel flashes yellow-green and it quits. Wiped clean twice, doctored four times. Then, after I set it aside & used the Pre+ while traveling, it (miraculously) revived itself. Nevertheless, it occasionally refuses to accept a new contact, will not allow any phone number type to be assigned except 'mobile', and will not allow a default contact list to be assigned.
The calendar app is problematic. It will not accept a full calendar via DTA from Palm's Desktop (it hangs at random points). I had to export Palm's calendar to Outlook, then export it from Outlook to Google's calendar, all being a major PITA.
I have been on with the 'chat' techs, and HP has even assigned a Florida-based tech to mess with it. He has had me extract logs in depth, and those are so full of head-scratchers that they've been sent off to HP's engineers to scrutinize.
I am this close to wiping it, putting it on ebay and waving 'good-bye' to it ... though the new OS has some nice features that the Pre Plus (running 1.4.5, after a brief - but nasty - flirtation with 2.2.4 that HP tried to foist on me) does not have (like being able to run a few spiffy apps and being able to assign new 'cards').
I like the size of the device, and it works reasonably well as a phone. I may keep the PrePlus and stick with it ... or I may use the money from selling the Pre2 to get a similarly-sized Android phone. The Wildfire S is not at all bad,and new small Android phones seem to be coming out of the woodwork - though targeted at teenaged girls, it seems.