01/08/2009, 02:24 PM
It doesn't look like something I can buy. Having to once again rebuy software is a deal-breaker. Having no card slot is a deal-breaker. Having no D-pad might be a deal breaker (depending on how it feels to use multitouch, gestures, and keyboard nav with search).
I like the UI improvements. That's my biggest gripe with WinMo, is that it takes too much effort on my part to get to where I'm going and do what I want to do (as compared to PalmOS).
I'll save my vote for when it actually comes out and I can play with it in the Sprint store, but I'm going to guess this will be the last straw, and I'll simply have to go with someone else. Maybe the Pre-2 will be the incremental upgrade that will fix all of my gripes, but I don't know if I can wait around that long.
Palm, I have to say, congrats on doing some wonderful things. This is most certainly not a Foleo, but it's not an iPhone either. I think a third-base hit is probably the best analogy, because this is not a homerun, but it's still pretty darn impressive.