06/23/2013, 01:12 PM
Thanks all for the ideas. Here is my take after getting the Pre 2.
Webos is still awesome, although WP8(and others) have caught up some by copying similar features(cards, synergy, etc). They are not quite as good at it(closing a app on WP8 is ridiculous, but they claim no need to close it at all), but it is there. Customization and homebrew of the Pre is great too. The screen resolution is fine, but the camera just does not match up to what Nokia and others are doing(not surprising given the age of the phone)
Surprisingly, I did find myself missing the live tiles. Limited choice of apps is not a major issue for me, but some of the best apps to me are the Nokia exclusives (Music, Blink, Smart Shoot,Drive, etc.)
Turns out I use my camera far more than I realized. By the way, the camera on the Pre 2 is faster than the Nokia, but(as expected)nowhere close to the quality. I guess since it does not have to focus.
I still really like the Pre 2 form factor, build quality is much better than Pre Plus, and easy to carry, etc. If this had been the first Pre it may have caught on. But man did the screen seem small when I picked it up the first time.
But the kicker is the GPS, Lumia is right on every time(even gets signal when my wife's Garmin will not) where the Pre 2 was spotty to say the least.
I will likely be back with the Lumia, but will enjoy this stroll down memory lane a little longer. I would love to see Webos on a Nokia or other current hardware/ phone.
WEll, I will