Let me give you a few pointers, tips, and justifications that may change your mind. However, not every OS is for everyone. I made the switch from an iPhone 4 to a Palm Pre 2 about 2 months ago (maybe a bit less) and I am LOVING the Pre 2; although I may be a bit different than you because I had a Pre minus two years ago.
Originally Posted by akon
First of all, yes, the gestures take a while to get used to, however, you will realize that it provides a MUCH more beneficial and streamlined experience. You have the same back, forward, and exit gestures from EVERY SINGLE app, no matter what it is. This means that you don't ever have to search for the "back" button. You just swipe.
Second, the keyboard is purely subjective, but, I will say that it is the best keyboard I have ever used for the simple fact that there little to no travel time and it is very well designed for use with thumbs. I have no nails and I use it MUCH faster than my iPhone 4's keyboard when I had it.
The iPhone is for simpleton: people that don't know how to use a computer (basically). That is the reason that I left the platform. It is EXTREMELY limited, but with that limitation comes ease of use. Let me explain a few things:
iOS has the worst notifications in the planet. Even iOS just copied Android- and they took 5 YEARS (!!!!) just to do that.
Go to "compose email" on your iPhone..... now try to attach something.... anything..... right. You can't. You can only attach from the pictures app. That's it. Not even from the email application itself.
What can you do with your homescreen? Widgets? No. Desktop view of your applications? No. They even took 4 years to add wallpapers. I would like to use my homescreen for something important like widgets (android) or a desktop view (webOS). In addition, you have "Just Type" on webOS, and if you haven't figured out how to use that, then you need to ASAP. Just start typing from your homescreen and you can start a text, calendar appointment, task, update facebook, and more.... all from the home screen.
Another cool thing: go to the "screen & lock" on your Pre 2 and turn on "switch applications." This is off by default so that you don't get confused when learning the gestures, but basically what it does is allow you to switch applications in an instant. Literally. You don't even have to go back to the card view. What you do is turn it on, then just do a FULL SWIPE from side to side on your gesture area (a full swipe, not a half swipe- this just goes back and forward) and it will switch applications to the one to the left or right depending on your swipe. It makes switching apps SUPER EASY.
Another cool tip: when you are in an application and you want to quickly display your dock so that you switch to one of the apps in your dock (it's a palm tradition to make 4 most used apps always available as fast as possible) all you have to do is swipe up from the gesture area to the screen, but instead of letting go, KEEP your finger on the screen. The dock will pop up even if you are in an application.
iPhone is a better hardware, but webOS is BY FAR the best software. I can show you more cool stuff if you would like, but I am sure that if you give it a week or so you will love webOS and not go back to such a lmited system as iOS. I mean come on, you even have to exit an applications to change the settings for it!!!! (i seriously still have trouble believing this design is actually true....because its so odd)