04/11/2011, 05:11 PM
Hello, I intend to create a post that hopefully sparks some conversation and might end with me having gained some knowledge.
I loved my Pre but hated it's hardware. Oreo was the problem really, the phone felt cheap because of the slider mechanism. It seems that they should have just used the EXACT same slider mechanism on both sides, it seemed the one side with the smaller clip was always the one that it would sway to. As a result, I bought an Evo.
I love my Evo, it's very customizable like the Pre was and has a good deal of apps. When i think about going back to the Pre that's what bothers me the most really, the thought of going back to so few Apps (they do matter in today's world sadly).
So, without a doubt I intend to buy a Touch Pad. The hardware seems solid and WebOS is finally going to be on the screen size it should have been form the start (THANK CHRIST). And a Tablet being like a media consumption device, as long as it has netflix, flash, and a good browser I will be more than content. It will replace my laptop for bedside browsing and if the apps come around will be my note taking device for classes at times (once again the apps problem).
But, I want to have the interconnectivity of the Pre phone and tablet. It seems the tablet will be gimped in some respects without the phone... so I ask you all. HONESTLY, should my next purchase be the Evo 3D or the Pre 3? The Evo 3D may seem like a gimmick but realistically I'll probably just disable the 3D. It has a dedicated camera button which is amazing, especially since it's sensor is going to allow it to replace a point and shoot camera. The OS is still going to be Android (so not that pretty and clunky at times) but the hardware should help with that.
The Pre's OS will always be amazing and highly usable. I love it. With the bumped specs it won't bog down anymore and will probably be able to multitask like a monster. But... the apps won't be there. Neither will the developer support (for the most part).
So... what do I do? It's a hard choice I have ahead of me and I want some input now so I can really start thinking about it, like most of you all should be!
Thanks for any input Precentral!