05/27/2011, 06:13 AM
First post, so be gentle with me!
I'm a long-term iOS user, but recently I bought my wife a second-hand Pixi Plus to replace her ancient dumbphone. She loves it, and even on such an underpowered device I've been enormously impressed with WebOS too. So much so, I've reached the point where I think I'd be almost as happy with a Pre Plus/Pre 2 as my iPhone 4. I should point out I'll still be owning an iPad, so my app investment won't be going down the drain, and that I also really like iOS too - but being self-employed in the current economic climate the reality is I can make a fair bit of money on selling my iPhone and picking up a slightly older but almost as capable WebOS device. If it weren't for the quality of WebOS, I wouldn't even be considering it - I loathe Android because it's so fiddly, and the least said about Windows Phone 7 the better.
My question is, now I've reached this decision should I go for the Pre Plus, or the slightly more future-proof Pre 2? (I'd consider the Veer, but as it's so new I don't think there are bargains to be had yet). I'm leaning towards the Pre 2 because of the glass screen and boosted spec. and battery life, and have seen them for sale unlocked for £200 or less (I'm in the UK, and will be on O2). I'm assuming the Pre 2 will get WebOS 3 this year?
Also, any suggestions for good apps much appreciated - I'd definitely like a wi-fi sniffer/hotspot app, a decent newsreader (I currently use the excellent Pulse), decent weather app, twitter app, geocaching app and (if it exists) a UK TV Guide?
Thanks for your help in advance!