View Poll Results: Does you significant other dislike you Pre?

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  • Yes, they love it.

    61 62.89%
  • No, they really hate it

    8 8.25%
  • They can't figure it out at all.

    4 4.12%
  • Take it or leave it.

    24 24.74%
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  1.    #1  
    I bought this phone for myself as my birthday/fathers day present after much convincing my wife that I really had to have it.

    She has gotten over the initial annoyance of me getting a new phone, since I just bough the Instinct in December (the joy of being a premier customer). Now my wife just cannot figure out how to use the phone, and she gets rather annoyed using it. I've been a gadget freak for a while and it usually can figure things out really quick.

    I am using the phone quite often, so I think that annoys her too.

    Who else has a spouse/s.o. that just can't figure this phone out?
    Qualcomm QCP 2700 -> ... Palm m125 ... -> Instinct -> Palm Pre

    I tweet a lot about the Pre! @bshedwick
  2. #2  
    Quote Originally Posted by bjshedwick View Post
    I bought this phone for myself as my birthday/fathers day present after much convincing my wife that I really had to have it.

    She has gotten over the initial annoyance of me getting a new phone, since I just bough the Instinct in December (the joy of being a premier customer). Now my wife just cannot figure out how to use the phone, and she gets rather annoyed using it. I've been a gadget freak for a while and it usually can figure things out really quick.

    I am using the phone quite often, so I think that annoys her too.

    Who else has a spouse/s.o. that just can't figure this phone out?
    I don't let me s.o. use my phone :P
  3. #3  
    My wife has the Iphone but she doesnt like the Pre. She says it looks ugly. Her last phone before the Iphone was a RAZR.

    Will she ever use the Iphones features - nope. She uses her phone primarily for texting.
  4. #4  
    The Wife had a T-mobile Dash before we got her a Pre..and she *hated* that Dash. She has told me no less than half a dozen times how much she loves her new Pre.

    My daughter had a Razr. She is also in love. I catch her shining it at times.

    Those are my SOs. I should be allowed to vote twice.
    IIIx -> Tungsten T -> Treo 650 -> Treo 700p -> Launch day Pre
  5. #5  
    my gf could care less, she unlike me doesnt look at tech blogs as if it were pr0n, She is content with here BB pearl with NO data and 400 text per month, it took her a damn month to get use to the bb pearl coming from the LG Choc 2 , she wanted to thro that thing out the car window but i trained her to use it hahaa
  6. #6  
    Anne loves pandora so much that I've found my phone missing at times. Found in her car, irritating for sure. Especially because she could have waited a few months to get it, instead she chose The Rant because she "doesn't want something complicated, she only txts after all" Now when im at work she TXT asking what accuweather says...
  7. #7  
    Get a new wife.........
  8.    #8  
    Quote Originally Posted by tomtobin View Post
    Get a new wife.........

    I love my wife, but she'll get used to the phone. She's had an instinct for about 4 months now and still can't figure it out completely.

    Quote Originally Posted by TMed_ATL View Post
    my gf could care less, she unlike me doesnt look at tech blogs as if it were pr0n, She is content with here BB pearl with NO data and 400 text per month, it took her a damn month to get use to the bb pearl coming from the LG Choc 2 , she wanted to thro that thing out the car window but i trained her to use it hahaa

    I do think my wife thinks I'm obsessed about the tech blogs and it being like porn...
    Qualcomm QCP 2700 -> ... Palm m125 ... -> Instinct -> Palm Pre

    I tweet a lot about the Pre! @bshedwick
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    My wife camped with me on launch day outside BBY and she loves her Pre. She's coming from a Glyde, so anything would have been a huge upgrade.

    By the way, this is a very poorly phrased poll. "Does your significant other dislike your Pre? -- Yes, they love it."
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  10. #10  
    My wife thinks (accurately, of course) that I'm obsessed with phones. So it's not that she has any particular animosity toward my new Pre - she always refers to my current phone as "your mistress".
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  11. #11  
    Some of you guys almost undrstand the situation. Let me give you an imaginary situation, and I believe you'll see why your women aren't thrilled with your Pre. Here it is:

    Honey, I'd like you to meet my new mistress. I hope you get to know her well so you and she can be close friends. I'm sure as you get to know her, you'll begin to understand why I'm so fond of her. Eventually, you'll care for her as much as I. It would sure make my life easier if you two became close friends.
  12. #12  
    My wife didn't think I needed a new phone, but I really did. I suspect she sees new phones as a money pit. We were in an area looking for a store were she needed to buy ballet slippers for my daughter, she couldn't remember the name of the store, and asked for my help. Luckiky I had about 10% of juice left in my phone. Enough to go to google maps and search for "ballet", choose the place she wanted, and do "directions from my location" (or something like that). My wife really just needed the address of the store (which I gave her). It was a few blocks away from where we were and we got there easily (following her instincts rather than the gmaps directions). On my treo 600, it would have taken forever to get to a map of the area, then search for the store using 1xRTT, and she would have probably found the place by trial and error before I could get the info out of the phone. I didn't mention to her that her request would have failed on my old phone, but she did thank me after we got to the store and she and my daughter came out with the shoes they needed.

    Battery-wise, I was still close to failing again. I'm hoping that Palm finds a way so the battery lasts a bit longer soon!

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  13. #13  
    My conversation with my SO went a bit like this.

    1. Turn to request permission from the SO to buy the new shiny.
    2. Pause mid sentence, contemplate the empty spot on the couch, and lament the lack of SO to request permission from.
    3. Immediately head out to purchase the new shiny to dull the pain.

    Not sure whether I've got it better or worse.
    Palm III -> Palm M100 -> Palm VII -> Tmobile MDA (The 3 year mistake) -> Palm Pre

    Hello, Palm. Good to have you back. Let's just pretend that the whole "me leaving you for WinMo" thing never happened, OK?
  14. #14  
    My wife is not a gadget person at all. Her last phone was a dumb phone. She let me do the leg work on the pre (research-wise). She really likes the pre. I get pics and texts from her all the time at work. She loves having pandora running while she goes about her day. And she really likes playing the youtube children video clips for our daughter.

    I also upgraded my brother who had the same dumb phone as my wife (family plan, everyone had the same dumb phone except for me with the 755p). The pre has become his netbook for web related stuff. He loves it.

    Next up is my mom. She will be the ultimate test. She gets upgraded at the end of the month. I really think this is the phone for her though. We'll see.
  15. #15  
    My wife is kind of indifferent to it. She has a Centro, which works well enough for her purposes (Calls/Texting, Calender, Tasks, and the occasional game for PalmOS). She acknowledges that it's a pretty neat phone, but that's about all I can get from her. She doesn't seem to have any desire to actually use it or get one for herself.
  16.    #16  
    Quote Originally Posted by geodim View Post
    My wife camped with me on launch day outside BBY and she loves her Pre. She's coming from a Glyde, so anything would have been a huge upgrade.

    By the way, this is a very poorly phrased poll. "Does your significant other dislike your Pre? -- Yes, they love it."

    Oops... Proofreading is a good thing
    Qualcomm QCP 2700 -> ... Palm m125 ... -> Instinct -> Palm Pre

    I tweet a lot about the Pre! @bshedwick
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    wifey luvs the Pre. I camped out and got us both one coming from 700p's.
    Bok
  18. #18  
    My wife complained about her pre for the last two weeks and keeps saying that she is going to return it and go back to her Centro that she knows inside and out. Yesterday I saw her playing with it all day and I said, "You sure do play with that thing alot considering you are going to return it." She smiled and whispered, "I haven't decided yet."

    Give it a few weeks and she will learn it and realize all the cool things it does. Just give her little suggestions every once in a while without it seeming like you are getting in her face.

    All that said, reception issues are still bothering us so we shall see...otherwise the Pre rocks!

    Btw, make sure she knows how to use McCgraig! That's been a big seller for my wife! Find some small thing on it like an app/feature that the centro or her last phone doesn't do that she will like and use a lot and it's a done deal for her.
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    My SO is still happy with her Instinct. Would not have upgraded except for receiving pictures.
  20. #20  
    I *am* the wife and my husband could care less about the Pre. He's happy with his dumbphone and wishes they still made phones without cameras. I can't ever imagine him joining the smart phone community. I'm the gadget freak in this house....which is ironic since he works in IT and I'm a psychologist. Go figure.......
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