01/06/2009, 08:24 AM
I've used POS forever - my first Treo was the 300 and I was very disapointed to leave my 700p for the WM HTC Mogul. Since I'm not a big fan of my Sprint HTC Mogul, I was seriously considering leaving Sprint (which I've been with for at least 8 years...) to pick up an iPhone. I need something that _just works_ - WM always felt clunky, slow, and...well, Microsoft. POS, at its best, just worked.
If this new Nova phone has any chance of competing w/ Android + the iPhone (which, let's face it, is the benchmark for mass-market consumer appeal) it has to:
- have sleek, up-to-date styling. I just saw the Treo Pro, and that looks like Palm's on the right track.
- work as elegantly and effortlessly as the iPhone. App install has to be simple, it must connect/sync with no trouble to all windows, Mac, and even Linux OS's
- GPS, WiFi, 3G...duh.
- media player capability out-of-the-box, and no wonky way to buy music/load it to the phone. must support most common formats.
I hope I'm pleasantly surprised on Thursday...since it doesn't look like Sprint has an Android in the pipeline (yet), this phone may be the difference between me staying w/ sprint or getting an iphone.