06/16/2009, 06:02 PM
I'd love to use the hardware that the Pre has. Currently I've got a Treo 755p, which is pretty nice. I'd love to have WIFI, GPS, and a decent camera. But I've got to wonder about the wisdom of making the transition. For one thing, who makes a smart phone these days that can't record video? But mostly, why, why, why, why, why would they remove the standard desktop sync'ing? I actually do have a Facebook account and a Google Calendar's account, but I hardly ever use either of them. I refuse to use Outlook. (Don't try and tell me I'm the only one!) Synergy is a great idea, and I'm sure it will grow on me. But my primary repository of contacts and schedules IS my smart phone. And I want to back it up. Sync'ing to Facebook and Google is virtually useless to me. How hard could it have been to include a Desktop sync? What hubris to remove that in the belief that the new paradigm will work for everyone! Give people the fancy new tools, sure, but don't take away the things that already work!
How long do you think it will be before Palm comes out with an updated version? And is there any chance they'll put Hotsync back in it?