I apologize if this has been covered already, but I just bought a Verizon Pre 2 direct from HP (with the help of a dev coupon) for my planned Sprint Pre 2 conversion. The pre2 is in dev mode (skipped activation) so I can test it out before making the big plunge, and noticed 2 issues that make me leery of proceeding:
1) battery life is magnitudes worse than my pre-. I was at 100% yesterday at 8AM and by 3PM, it was at 6%. The phone was sitting on the shelf the entire time and not used at all. I think I may have found one cause - looks like the phone was trying to roam (triangle symbol by signal strength icon) so I set it to verizon only this morn and will check battery drain later.
2) GPS - does not work at all. The interactive tests, google maps, and ##GPS# cannot get a fix. Is this a result of dev mode or the phone not being activated? Does this matter since I will be swapping over my Sprint comm and back bezel?
The phone appears to be new - clean screen, black palm sticker over the upper right screw - and not a refurb. I'm starting to wonder if it could have been a demo of some sort and maybe the battery is end of life... anyone know if it's possible to find out when the phone was first put into service?