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  1.    #1  
    Listen. I can't bloody wait for the Pre, and I'll probably be waiting a lot longer than many of you since I need the GSM variant (live in Finland), but you all have to remember that this thing hasn't shipped yet.

    Let us see how many Palm can sell during the first weekend, first week, first month, first quarter, you get the point

    I'm a little disappointed that they didn't let anyone actually hold the device. Look how much trouble this Palm rep gave the people at Boing Boing: http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2009/0...alm-pre-h.html

    I experienced this once before, at Mobile World Congress 2008 when the Sony Ericsson representative didn't let anyone touch the Xperia X1.

    Anyway, don't want to rain on your parade, but do want to remind you that success in this industry is not defined by how well the product demos.

    It depends on how many units you ship and how much money you make.
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    It's non final hardware running a beta release of the OS. It's no wonder Palm was restricting access (no pun intended). Apple did the same thing w/ the iPhone and the Apple TV before it was finalized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsRejection View Post
    Listen. I can't bloody wait for the Pre, and I'll probably be waiting a lot longer than many of you since I need the GSM variant (live in Finland), but you all have to remember that this thing hasn't shipped yet.
    Actually, you probably won't be waiting as long as I will (assuming I decide to get the Pre). A GSM version is expected in Europe this year. It's the US GSM users who will be waiting a while.
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    Even when it becomes available I'm going to wait until the 'crack period' has passed without reports of cracks before thinking of buying one. I don't want to end up with another phone that cracks.
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    I don't know about this thread title... I mean, I may not have given Palm/Sprint my money yet, but they've sold me one.

    (As in their presentation sold me, just to make sure nobody gets the wrong idea.)
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    The amount of people who say they want something versus the amount of people who actually buy said thing is not a 1:1 ratio.
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    I realize that, I was joking.
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    Dieter got to hold one - I guess he is REALLY special!
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    Come May, I will have been loving/hating my 700p for three years. SOMEONE is going to sell me a new phone on a new platform. Maybe it will be Sprint and Palm...maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigredgpk View Post
    It's non final hardware running a beta release of the OS. It's no wonder Palm was restricting access (no pun intended). Apple did the same thing w/ the iPhone and the Apple TV before it was finalized.
    When the iPhone was announced at Macworld they had it in a glass box. You could only look.
    Palm Vx -> Treo 600 -> Treo 700p -> Centro -> Pre (Launch Phone 06/06/09) -> AT&T Pre Plus with Sprint EVDO swap -> Samsung Epic 4G w/ Froyo
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsRejection View Post
    It depends on how many units you ship and how much money you make.
    If there were selling today, I'd buy one!. I wouldn't care if anyone else didn't buy it, as of right now, it has the functions I want and its looking good while doing it as well.
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    i can't predict if my high will wear off before the pre is out, but as of right now, i'm emotionally committed to buying one. $399? $499? whatever. mine.
    My journey: PalmPilotPro->PalmPilotIIIx->Treo300->Treo600->Treo650->Treo755p->Pre->FrankenPre2
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    Quote Originally Posted by LupeValenz View Post
    If there were selling today, I'd buy one!. I wouldn't care if anyone else didn't buy it, as of right now, it has the functions I want and its looking good while doing it as well.
    I feel the same way. 3rd party apps will be a huge thing and there are still a few questions that will be significant, but as of right now, there's no reason to not be excited. I figure worst case is if the Palm Pre doesn't work out, there will be a bunch of new android phones for sprint in the coming year. I'm still hoping that palm will succeed though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsRejection View Post
    I'm a little disappointed that they didn't let anyone actually hold the device. Look how much trouble this Palm rep gave the people at Boing Boing: http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2009/0...alm-pre-h.html

    I experienced this once before, at Mobile World Congress 2008 when the Sony Ericsson representative didn't let anyone touch the Xperia X1.
    I wouldn't let these boobs touch my phone!

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    Hey OP has a point - however, it's not something that hasn;t applied to every other big phone release.

    Moto Q - was super hot. After realse, OS bugs hurt it;s rep
    BB Storm - Is still super hot, but had an inital trip up after release. Jury still out
    iPhone - best "out of the gates" results, but styill had some early bug fixes pushed out to the hpone.

    I'd be suprised if anyone on this board thought the phone would be released and there would be no bugs. However, i think the level of confidence in Palm's ability to support the bugs and release updates (directly to phone, instead of a required Sync) has greatly increased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsRejection View Post
    ...
    I'm a little disappointed that they didn't let anyone actually hold the device. Look how much trouble this Palm rep gave the people at Boing Boing: http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2009/0...alm-pre-h.html

    I experienced this once before, at Mobile World Congress 2008 when the Sony Ericsson representative didn't let anyone touch the Xperia X1.
    ...
    What do you mean they didn't let anyone hold it? Go to Engadget and see the huge "hand-on" report by Joshua Topolsky here:

    http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/08/p...ds-on-gallery/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riebs View Post
    What do you mean they didn't let anyone hold it? Go to Engadget and see the huge "hand-on" report by Joshua Topolsky here:

    http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/08/p...ds-on-gallery/
    Nice read, tells how they implement copy and paste. Sounds...ehh. I guess have to try it hands on to really know how I feel, but if they have it, thats all that matters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsRejection View Post
    I'm a little disappointed that they didn't let anyone actually hold the device. Look how much trouble this Palm rep gave the people at Boing Boing: http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2009/0...alm-pre-h.html
    Dude, lots of people have held the device, you just haven't been looking at the right places. For example:

    http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/a...p?a=247&p=1844

    Scroll to the bootom for the Youtube video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LupeValenz View Post
    Ah yeah, I saw that Kogan Android phone, very sexy thing but I dunno about Android. For Phones, I like simplicity and love my 755P.
    Android has the most potential of any of the SmartPhone OS platforms. It has a full Java based SDK and will be available from multiple hardware vendors. The G1 is not that exciting and is on T-Mobile (GSM's Sprint) but things could change it the next couple of years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADGrant View Post
    Android has the most potential of any of the SmartPhone OS platforms. It has a full Java based SDK and will be available from multiple hardware vendors. The G1 is not that exciting and is on T-Mobile (GSM's Sprint) but things could change it the next couple of years.
    anytime you have some many companies supporting on thing 0 in this case the Android OS - there is alot of potentail. But the success will depend on alot more then just that. A platform like Apples or Palm. only used by there respective companieshas alot of advantages in it's control and consistant user experience.
    da Gimp

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