01/14/2009, 03:33 PM
I tell you, I'm a pre-addict! I've consumed so much video, text and audio on the thing, I feel like I've already held one!!
It occurred to me the other day that nothing I've come across has mentioned or showcased this device's most important function . . . the phone. Don't get me wrong, all of the other stuff smartphones do is important, but if the phone sucks, the device just isn't very smart.
Case in point: After my 700P died, I switched to Windows Mobile (he says with a somber heart). I got a Touch Pro and as a phone the thing just sucks: it locks up all the time, can't do call waiting (Language), and just doesn't flow. Plus it can't do in call recording (hardware limitation). My Handspring manufactured Treo 600 was a better phone than this thing . . . hell even my 270 was solid!
So back to the Pre. I'm sure it will have all of the standard phone capabilities, but I'm wondering if there's any innovation there? I do remember mention of phone related "smartness" when docked on the touchstone, but gimme the goods already!
I understand why Palm had to showcase all of the other OS capabilities and usability . . . it's a new platform and ya gotta wow the masses. It'd just be nice to see a screen shot or vid of the phone in action. I know there's that pic of a card with a green dial pad, but I'm wondering about fullscreen picture caller id and how the in call options are laid out? Can you end a call with the swipe up, discard gesture? Or does the single button on the front play a part? What about custom ringtones for certain callers and all that jazz? How about the listening to music to taking a call and back transition? Does the device's web connectedness have an impact on receiving phone calls? I could go on.
So have any of you connected folk out there seen the phone in action during a call? Can anyone point me to a pic or vid of the phone in-call that I might have overlooked?
Am I alone here?