I don't actually mean make the Pre dumber... Just to adopt some of the powers of your average dumbphone. My brother-in-law got some crappy phone a few weeks ago and had me put some 'cool' stuff on it, since I'm the geek in the family. I put Opera mini b5 and few other apps on there. A week or so later, someone had me do the same thing with their Instinct. I then realized how amazing Java is... You can make an application and it could work with an endless amount of phones, from crappy flip phone to crappy touch screen phone. Why can't our no it-crappy, awesome phone do this?
I think Palm should implement Java into the phone. Maybe not allow Java apps in the App Catalog, but to allow us to download and install them from the browser. I believe Palm should not be doing anything(within reason) to limit WebOS. I understand that it's rapidly developing, but it's kinda embarrassing to have to tell people my "super awesome, better than iPhone" phone can't even record a simple audio note. And it's even worse when people see that they can have apps that are better than the Pre's.
I don't know, maybe I'm just going through early adopter pains... What do you guys think? Should the Pre have Java?!