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  1.    #1  
    First off, I have to say that I love the Palm Pre, it is an amazing phone, and the best phone by far on the Sprint Network.

    The only issue is that it has been three months and most of the long list of bugs haven't been addressed. I know it took the Iphone years to fix all the issues and they only received cut and copy recently. But hat can't be an excuse. If Palm wants to compete with the Smartphones it needs to address the issues and fast.

    The auto-correct feature is non-existent, the phone has issues with my handsfree blue-tooth, the app-store is a joke, no text-message forwarding.

    Some of these are basic issues that should have been address in the first two months.

    At least give us some guidance on when the bugs are gonna be fixed, and when patches are gonna come out.

    I will be a loyal customer no matter what, but hopefully Palm will release some more information on WebOS development.
  2. #2  
    Apple never telegraphs its updates, but they come.

    Microsoft never telegraphs its updates, but they come.

    Palm hasn't telegraphed their updates with the Pre, yet they have come.

    When you buy version 1 of an OS and version 1 of hardware, you need to have a lot of patience. Your putting up with the bugs and reporting them here is what makes the OS better for future users. Accept your place in history.
  3.    #3  
    That is all well and true. But when you have the iPhone and the Blackberry out there for a couple years, your strategy needs to change. Some announcements would be nice.
  4. #4  
    Yep. But it is fun to speculate about what/when/if. That's what these forums are for. Trust me Palm is watching these forums.
  5. #5  
    well precentral said that the reason there has not been an update in a while is because they were going to release 1.2 on 9/5 but decided to hold off because they got a few more features ready early but they are currently beta testing what they are calling 2.0. So they are skipping ahead quite a bit instead of little jump to 1.2 with basic feature upgrades. Instead 2.0 will be out Oct 2nd and will have cool stuff like video recording, cpu scaling, ability to change tones and such, and of course text forwarding. I have not heard of other features in that release but i am sure there are other.

    search for the "1.2 update" thread for all the link to the source.
  6. #6  
    I dunno. I've already updated mine twice in 3 months. That's way more than I got on my HTC phones or Treos. So far the phone has been working great for me. The core functionality does everything I need and between official and beta/homebrew apps I have lots of random crap to play with. I don't need a million dinky little apps or a portable gaming system. I just need a phone that keeps all my crap synced and organized and lets me communicate and access information anywhere. So far the Pre does all that.
  7. #7  
    too funny you beat me to the point on this one....... a month and a half and not a single update!!! Everytime i try to update my phone it just says phone is up to date........ It should say phone is out of date considering it lacks features that phones have had for years , launches apps at half the speed of the competition (no wonder they implemented multitasking??? god forbid you have to launch more than one app) no video camera although that has only been an option on phones for like 6 years now, a slow and uneccessarily loud phone application, a loud *** ringer that blows your ear drum when you get an incomeing call, **** poor battery life, etc., ets., etc.
  8.    #8  
    Quote Originally Posted by tomh1102 View Post
    too funny you beat me to the point on this one....... a month and a half and not a single update!!! Everytime i try to update my phone it just says phone is up to date........ It should say phone is out of date considering it lacks features that phones have had for years , launches apps at half the speed of the competition (no wonder they implemented multitasking??? god forbid you have to launch more than one app) no video camera although that has only been an option on phones for like 6 years now, a slow and uneccessarily loud phone application, a loud *** ringer that blows your ear drum when you get an incomeing call, **** poor battery life, etc., ets., etc.

    I wouldn't go that far. I think it is a great phone, and by far the best phone on the Sprint Network. I just think it can be a lot better, and there are some bugs that should be resolved with minimal updates. I rather have updates more frequently, than one big update a month away.
  9. #9  
    Anyone that starts a thread about the Pre with "It has been three months, where are the updates??? " is out of touch with reality.

    It's been almost three months (today is August 31, the Pre was released Jun 6th). The day it was released, there was an update. There have been updates since. Pay attention!

    If others are upset that it doesn't have video recording, or an app store, or "fill in the blank of the feature you want that wasn't there when you bought it"

    Why in the world did you folks buy a phone that didn't have the features you wanted when you could have bought one that did??
  10. #10  
    I agree with you the phone has a lot of potential but is currently outdated! 2 weeks after i bought the phone came the 1.1 update so i was optimistic about the phone, but a month and a half is too long to not update this phone it is not the consumers fault that palm had push up its release date in order to get it on the market befor iphone 3gs dropped!!!! the phone is lacking and needs to be updated in order to compete if i bought this phone right after the last update i would have returned it after 30 days!! unfortunately i bought 2 weeks before the up date and saw 2 prior updates within a month.
  11. #11  
    still under contract and have been happy with spints service for 6 years so i bought the best phone they supposedly had to offer!!!!!!!
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    i guess i have no choice now but to wait until october 2nd ( if that is indeed true, the first i have heard of it????) and pray that palm actually does something useful this time but for a company that is already 3 years behind they should be updateing ths phone like crazy not working on building new phones to compete with iphone 8gb this phone is only a notch up from the 3g and has nothing on 3gs
  13. #13  
    I have updated to 1.02 to 1.03 to 1.04 to 1.1.

    That is four updates since 6/6/09 in less than three months.

    But I would say that the users have gone and done much of what needed to be done without Palm.

    http://forums.precentral.net/homebre...k-install.html
    - 19 great tweaks that I simply love!

    http://forums.precentral.net/homebre...fi-usb-bt.html
    - Turns the Pre into a modem for my laptop

    http://forums.precentral.net/web-os-...ancements.html
    - Gives me the choice now of 10 different on screen keyboards

    http://www.precentral.net/homebrew-apps/my-notification
    - gives the Pre the control over notifications it should have always had

    http://forums.precentral.net/homebre...0-preware.html
    - Lets me check for updates and download from my phone

    http://www.precentral.net/homebrew-a...c-player-remix
    -Music Player Remix fixes 10 of my biggest issues with the brain-dead Palm's music player.

    http://www.precentral.net/homebrew-apps/wxrad
    -Gives me the full screen animated weather radar some said was not possible on a Pre.

    http://www.precentral.net/homebrew-apps/advcalc
    -And the other calculators are what the Pre should have had

    http://www.precentral.net/homebrew-apps/prepod
    - Is the podcast utility the Pre should have had

    http://www.precentral.net/homebrew-apps
    - is the other 170 apps that users did not wait to see

    Yes, Palm does need to address the Missing Basic Features like Cut, Copy, Paste, Undo, Redo, Italics, Bold, etc. in the core code.

    But for almost everything else, the users are already making the upgrades.

    We can wait until the 939 people at Palm gives us the upgrades we need.

    But fortunately a relatively small group of talented people did not wait.

    - Craig
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    Quote Originally Posted by number1pete View Post
    well precentral said that the reason there has not been an update in a while is because they were going to release 1.2 on 9/5 but decided to hold off because they got a few more features ready early but they are currently beta testing what they are calling 2.0. So they are skipping ahead quite a bit instead of little jump to 1.2 with basic feature upgrades. Instead 2.0 will be out Oct 2nd and will have cool stuff like video recording, cpu scaling, ability to change tones and such, and of course text forwarding. I have not heard of other features in that release but i am sure there are other.

    search for the "1.2 update" thread for all the link to the source.
    Wait... I thought I was the one making rumors about them skipping 1.2 and doing 2.0 instead...

    Someone else is copying me!?
  15. #15  
    Quote Originally Posted by Milominderbinder View Post
    I have updated to 1.02 to 1.03 to 1.04 to 1.1.

    That is four updates since 6/6/09 in less than three months.

    But I would say that the users have gone and done much of what needed to be done without Palm.

    http://forums.precentral.net/homebre...k-install.html
    - 19 great tweaks that I simply love!

    http://forums.precentral.net/homebre...fi-usb-bt.html
    - Turns the Pre into a modem for my laptop

    http://forums.precentral.net/web-os-...ancements.html
    - Gives me the choice now of 10 different on screen keyboards

    http://www.precentral.net/homebrew-apps/my-notification
    - gives the Pre the control over notifications it should have always had

    http://forums.precentral.net/homebre...0-preware.html
    - Lets me check for updates and download from my phone

    http://www.precentral.net/homebrew-a...c-player-remix
    -Music Player Remix fixes 10 of my biggest issues with the brain-dead Palm's music player.

    http://www.precentral.net/homebrew-apps/wxrad
    -Gives me the full screen animated weather radar some said was not possible on a Pre.

    http://www.precentral.net/homebrew-apps/advcalc
    -And the other calculators are what the Pre should have had

    http://www.precentral.net/homebrew-apps/prepod
    - Is the podcast utility the Pre should have had

    http://www.precentral.net/homebrew-apps
    - is the other 170 apps that users did not wait to see

    Yes, Palm does need to address the Missing Basic Features like Cut, Copy, Paste, Undo, Redo, Italics, Bold, etc. in the core code.

    But for almost everything else, the users are already making the upgrades.

    We can wait until the 939 people at Palm gives us the upgrades we need.

    But fortunately a relatively small group of talented people did not wait.

    - Craig
    +1 for this post, great summary.
    And to the OP, you have to remember coding is not "easy" it takes a lot of time and alot of "oh **** why won't this run", than finally finding the missing bracket or the capitalized letter. It is time consuming and sometimes trial and error. I mean just look at some of the comments in their code are like " i could not get this to work" and "this is a work around for now".
    The updates are coming just be patient
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    You guys should really just return your phones and get something else...get an iPhone, an HTC, blackberry...windows mobile...etc...

    get whatever phone fits your current needs. Having used Windows Mobile...and an iPhone, the Palm Pre fits my needs...

    If the iPhone had a real hardware keyboard, they'd have gotten my business, but they don't, and that was a deal killer for me. To say nothing of AT&T's awful coverage.

    I wonder how many of you complainers have really used smartphones in the past.

    The iPhone went a YEAR without an app store...a full YEAR. And they certainly do not update every three months.

    Windows Mobile devices almost near never update...you pretty much have to buy a new phone to get an update, and it's a pretty thin new feature set with that update.

    But why explain why I have and like my Pre, and instead try to figure out why you haven't taken yours back...no one forced you to buy it, and no one forced you to keep it past 30 days. It's no mystery what the phone does, or doesn't have.

    Even the "Missing Basic Features" list....is absurd...

    Basic features on a phone are the ability to make and receive calls, browse the web, send and receive text messages, send and receive MMS messages [which the iPhone STILL cannot do], and take pictures...

    The rest of the stuff is nice to haves, that if your target phone doesn't have them...DON'T BUY THAT PHONE...
  17. #17  
    I've had the Pre for just 3 weeks, and LOVE IT! My only concern, is all the time I've spent rooting, tweaking and adding Homebrew Apps will be UNDONE by a webOS update. I know Apps can be re-istalled, but it wasn't exactly easy to get MyTether working and all the work applying a custom Theme. How much of what we're all doing will be undone by a webOS update?
  18. #18  
    I was getting pretty close to returning my Pre before the 30 days ran out today, but decided that despite the annoyances the Pre and WebOS is the smartphone platform with the most potential for continued development. So I'm sticking with it, even though it may be weeks or months before Palm addresses the missing feature I really care about: searching all the core PIM apps with universal search. I don't care if Palm ever adds in video recording, but I do dream of someday being able to search for a calendar appointment without having to already know what day it is on.
    Powered by Palm since 1996...
    Palm Pilot > Palm V > Tungsten T > Trēo 650 > Centro > Prē > Prē F102

    ...gave up and switched to iPhone4 7/15/10
  19. #19  
    Quote Originally Posted by koaltech View Post
    You guys should really just return your phones and get something else...get an iPhone, an HTC, blackberry...windows mobile...etc...

    get whatever phone fits your current needs. Having used Windows Mobile...and an iPhone, the Palm Pre fits my needs...

    If the iPhone had a real hardware keyboard, they'd have gotten my business, but they don't, and that was a deal killer for me. To say nothing of AT&T's awful coverage.

    I wonder how many of you complainers have really used smartphones in the past.

    The iPhone went a YEAR without an app store...a full YEAR. And they certainly do not update every three months.

    Windows Mobile devices almost near never update...you pretty much have to buy a new phone to get an update, and it's a pretty thin new feature set with that update.

    But why explain why I have and like my Pre, and instead try to figure out why you haven't taken yours back...no one forced you to buy it, and no one forced you to keep it past 30 days. It's no mystery what the phone does, or doesn't have.

    Even the "Missing Basic Features" list....is absurd...

    Basic features on a phone are the ability to make and receive calls, browse the web, send and receive text messages, send and receive MMS messages [which the iPhone STILL cannot do], and take pictures...

    The rest of the stuff is nice to haves, that if your target phone doesn't have them...DON'T BUY THAT PHONE...
    This phone is aimed to compete directly at the top end of the smart phone market and directly with the iPhone and Blackberry. At this level in the market, there is much more that is considered "Basic". And it is accurate to say that this phone is missing some main (basic) features for the upper end of the smart phone market place.

    And everyone that keeps stating it took the iPhone X number of months/years to get <insert feature> is out of touch with how technology currently advances. Just because it took developer A 3 years to develop <insert feature> does not mean it should take developer B 3 years to come up to speed in the market and offer the same feature. It certainly doesn't mean the marketplace will be patient and wait 3 years for developer B to "catch up".

    Having said all of that I am happy with my Pre (for now).
    If 1.2 (or 2.0) does not come to fruition in the next couple of months, I will be very disappointed. The battery life on this phone is horrid.

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