My mother in-law is looking to get her first smartphone (on Verizon). Now, it's no secret that I'm a WebOS fan so I had been telling her to hold of until the Pre3 dropped in a few weeks. Seeing as that's not going to happen now, I still want to tell her to get a Pre 2. I just got them a firesale Touchpad and she likes it a lot so it would only make sense to get her something that she's atleast somewhat familiar with.

She wants something with a physical keyboard and I can't bring myself to recommend an android device (the only one she liked was the Droid Pro) so the iPhone is out. Would it be so wrong if I steered her towards a 49.99 Pre 2 on Verizon's site? It's not likely to just stop working in 2 years is it?