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    With consideration to the competition out there from Apple, RIM WM etc...the 8GB capacity on the Pre is beginning to look very limited indeed. I personally haven't been able to use the Pre as my primary multimedia device because of the limited storage as well as the delicate nature of the build quality of the device. As a result, I still use my Zune for as my primary mp3 device. I really wish Palm would have included an external storage option for the Pre. Having the ability to pop in a 16GB microsd would be have been great. With the current storage limitations I don't think the Pre can really compete with other mulitmedia centric phones out there...but perhaps that's Palm plan anyway...

    As a side note for all those complaining who indeed needs sooo much storage on a multimedia device... a lot people use their iPods etc for movies and car audio storage via ipod adapters etc. Also not everyone has a luxury of wireless access and streaming all their multimedia content...
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    Haha, starting to?

    While I tolerate it, it's been my feeling since the beginning that that's small. I expect a storage bump Pre probably around the holidays though, probably right before the exclusivity is up.

    Unfortunately, I doubt we'll see removable storage in a Palm phone from here on out.
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    I have about 70 songs, tons of homebrew, sync all my pics to facebook then delete them, but still have 6.8gb left. My full music collection is on my 30gb Zune, but I don't listen to 80% of those songs anyway. I personally think 8gb is more than enough.
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    Personally I think that 8GB is probably a happy medium in todays current market; also I believe that for a lot of people 8GB is probably an "upgrade" compared to what they would normally have....nothing.

    It's an upgrade for me personally, prior to the Pre I have had a long list of Windows Mobile devices. I've always enjoyed the ability to have such large storage on my phones. However the largest SD card I have ever had was 4GB. Even with TOM TOM loaded up on it, a couple albums, hundreds of pictures and handful of documents I've always found that I had space to spare. I understand though that everyones usage is different.

    I prefer to use my 120GB ipod as my main tool to listen to music on as I have always found the sound quality lacking from phones (not to mention that most have not had a 3.5mm jack). If I want to watch a movie I have two laptops and a HDTV. However I do like to store some songs and every once in a while a movie on my phone. I just personally don't need to have media constantly at my side. I am either at work, driving my car, or at home where I have better devices to play/view media on.

    As far as expandability, it is a little disappointing that the Pre can not take MicroSD cards. It would be nice to have the option. However I am okay with it. On previous phones a lot of times the card is hidden behind the battery door and it's so much more effort to get it out then it is just to hook the phone up to a computer and use it as a USB Drive.

    As far as storage issues two of the most disappointing things about this phone is MicroUSB and the issue with the phone not being able to place or receive calls nor send texts while in USB mode. I have hundreds of miniUSB cables, miniUSB charges etc not being able to use them is frustrating. The USB mode issue is really aggravating as all my previous windows mobile devices and I think my N95 was able to get calls while in USB mode.
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    I personally don't use my 8gb for more than file transfer. I have ampache mobile set up, so I can stream all the music in my collection, and I also have a shoutcast server set up on my home pc, so random music ftw. That's just me though, I found ways around the limitation, where other, not so tech saavy people might not be able to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyidaho View Post
    I prefer to use my 120GB ipod as my main tool to listen to music on as I have always found the sound quality lacking from phones (not to mention that most have not had a 3.5mm jack).
    Have you tried the Pre for audio quality? A lot of users have reported much better audio quality from the Pre 3.5 mm jack compared to the iPod fyi...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gfunkmagic View Post
    Have you tried the Pre for audoi quality? A lot of users have reported much better audio quality from the Pre 3.5 mm jack compared to the iPod fyi...
    I can't say that I have besides using the included headphones for a few phone calls. I actually have not loaded anything on to my Pre yet besides a couple documents and two songs downloaded from Amazon.

    I have some nice earbuds and some can's that I'll give a try out tonight.

    For a long time I attempted to find phones that I could use as my primary device, but after several attempts at finding the device that fits all my little wants, needs and nit picks I just gave up and decided to get a device for each need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bausti25 View Post
    I have about 70 songs, tons of homebrew, sync all my pics to facebook then delete them, but still have 6.8gb left. My full music collection is on my 30gb Zune, but I don't listen to 80% of those songs anyway. I personally think 8gb is more than enough.
    My feelings exactly. I've noticed that I only listen to a few hundred of my thousands of MP3's. Just because I have them doesn't mean that I need them.... if you know what I mean.
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    I guess I'm in the overall minority then. I've got 6 hours of video (twelve 30 minute chunks), a couple of songs, and about 100 pictures so far and I've still got 6.3G of storage left. I'm going to re-rip my Star Wars III DVD to a higher quality (original rip was for my Treo 650) so that will probably take up another 500M or so taking me to about 5.8GB available. Since I don't own a lot of records/tapes/CDs I get most of my music online from Pandora.
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    Yeah 8gb is puny but it works I guess... it's a check of sorts to make sure u keep deleting or backing up ur old stuff..lol... 16gb would have been really nice though.
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    The Pre's storage capacity certainly doesn't cut the mustard if you are an audiophile. My whole CD collection is ripped to the Apple Lossless format. Right now I only have about nine albums on the phone, and they take up more than half of the 8GB capacity.
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    For the amount of music I listen to while out and about (maybe 2 full albums on long stretches?), 8 gigabytes is plenty. So would I really benefit from putting another 2,000 hours of music I probably won't listen to if I had another 8GB? Probably not.

    This isn't to say that I don't think the Pre should have 16GB at it's price point, however.
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    The Pre is a messaging device that also does multimedia, as opposed to a multimedia device that is also does messaging.
    The design choices and compromises are obvious, and if you bought the Pre to use heavily as a multimedia device you're going to be disappointed.

    I think it works pretty well within the design constraints, and certainly keeps me from having to carry around a separate MP3 player for my listening needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gweempose View Post
    The Pre's storage capacity certainly doesn't cut the mustard if you are an audiophile. My whole CD collection is ripped to the Apple Lossless format. Right now I only have about nine albums on the phone, and they take up more than half of the 8GB capacity.
    For someone like you I can see how it's a problem. Overall though, how many people are like you? Not a shot, we all have 'our things' we really get into and for you it's music at a certain quality and large quantity. I think for a large percentage 8gb is probably plenty. For example, I have roughly 110 songs, 3 hour long podcasts, 3 full length movies, 323 pictures, 10 .pdf's that are always on there (jumping to 22 later), a couple docs, and 5 email accounts that have the max storage/show turned on(I assume this takes up some space but maybe it's all cloud and just effects load time, I don't know). I still have 4gbs left to use.

    Maybe a 16gb will come out to help those who could use some more space.
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    I have zero music files on my pre. since i use pandora
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    Well, I'm probably one of the few who is satisfied with both the quantity and quality of Pre music. I have about 6 gigs of music on my Pre, and it's pretty much everything from my collection that I want to listen to. I find the music quality to be very good. Convergence is beautiful.

    But I agree with others who have said that at the Pre's price point, 8GB now seems to be small. I too expect a bump around the holidays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhoff80 View Post
    Haha, starting to?

    While I tolerate it, it's been my feeling since the beginning that that's small.
    People will make excuses for why "8 is enough" or blame the user for having expectations, It's not your "feeling" that 8GB is small, it's the reality of the industry. Whether you use the full amount or not, 8GB is an outdated amount for a 2009 product.

    Luckily for me then the Pre media player has been a big enough disappointment that I just quit using it and have resorted to a competing device for all my media needs.
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    I must say that I am fine with the 8GB, but could use more. I store a lot of pics on my Pre, since you never know when you need to show someone. I also have my various resumes for applying to jobs on the fly (come one full Docs2Go). I thought I was going to use the music player a lot, so I uploaded a lot of music (maybe about 1gb worth), but the built-in music player is not friendly and I have yet to try the homebrew one. I havent been forced to do so because of Pandora and drPodder.

    Now that the iPod Touch is available in 64gb, 8gb does seem paltry. In all honesty, I'd rather them to open up the App partition.
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    8 gb was fine for my music. but now i figured out how to put video on. my porn collection is filling it up though.
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    8gig is enough for me.
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