I was using an AT&T Pre+ with 1.4.5 and was very satisified with it, specially with the 'over clocking' and other homebrew goodies. Then, I bought an unlocked Pre 2 and therefore had to move on to 2.1.0. Then the screen of the Pre 2 got smashed. Yes, the so called Gorilla glass screen. Thus, I was forced to go back to using the AT&T Pre+, for I did not see any point in getting another Pre 2 with the Pre 3 just around the corner. Didn't Leo Apotheker say something about "release within weeks of announcement"? Anyhow, so back to the Pre + it was for me. But then, as alaways HP could not let anything be simple or logical and thus it would not allow me go back to the AT&T 1.4.5 and sign in with my 2.1.0 profile. Therefore, I had no choice but to meta doctor the AT&T Pre + to 2.1.0. Do keep in mind, personally I preferred 1.4.5 to 2.1.0 and was not really thrilled to be forced into using 2.1.0. But then, this was only makeshift until I got the Pre 3 and atleast this way my profile was still safely being backed up and would be ready for the Pre 3, ie. whenever it is that HP finally deems it fit to allow us the privilege to buy the Pre 3. Except, now HP decides to gyp us once again. I just checked and my phone has not backed up since July 12th and even running a manual backup only results in a "Backup failed" message.
I suppose, if and whenever I doctor, or move to another phone (Pre 3, if and when it finally is released), I shall no longer be able to use my current profile on it. Right? By the way I am currently also using this profile with my TouchPad. In any case, since my phone no longer backs up my profile, I shall obviously be losing my call logs and text messages and also all the apps that I have purchased since the last backup on July 12th.
Time and time again, it seems that HP finds ways to stab their most loyal customers. Even if HP had to do this, couldn't they have waited until the Pre 3 was released and one had the option to move their profile onto it. At the very least, should they not have atleast given advance notice before making these changes. As of now, I feel like an as* for having stayed loyal to Palm/webOS/HP and now for the first time regret having bought the Touchpad, which makes it more difficult to dump webOS and move on as the rest of the world has.
PS: My Palm profile lists the following:
Device Model: Palm Pre + UMTS North America (ATT)
OS version: 1.40.50