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  1. TheMatrix31's Avatar
    Is there a way to add Wikipedia to the Google Search option?

    I too am missing the ability to just pull down my damn keyboard and start typing.
    06-26-2011 05:00 AM
  2. jamex's Avatar
    I am in the same boat. Is there an app that can control all my messaging at once? Like all my Chat programs like Gtalk, MSN, Yahoo and my text messages ?
    Trillian is great and free.
    06-26-2011 06:58 AM
  3. bklyn's Avatar
    Its a bad *** phone. Gonna take a while to get used to it....but its bad ***.

    Having a relatively hard time with the keyboard, even with Swiftkey. I dunno.
    Have you tried Swype3 beta? I prefer it to Swiftkey.
    06-26-2011 09:02 AM
  4. davidminor03's Avatar
    As a old pre owner I really like gingerbread keyboard from the market....takes a while tobget used to the touchscreen typing but the voice text messaging and general voice control helps alot
    06-26-2011 09:20 AM
  5. Wiley_11's Avatar
    After 2 years (I feel like such a D-Bag ) with the Pre- you couldn't drag this EVO 3D away from me with a team of Clydesdales.

    P.S. Sure am glad I didn't get the Nexus S 4G.
    06-26-2011 10:51 AM
  6. socca1157's Avatar
    I had a pre- since Aug 09 and even a Pre2 the last few months, but I hopped to the Evo 3D on Friday.

    I do miss the physical keyboard. Texting has become slightly annoying. Using the swiftkey X beta keyboard, hoping it will grow on me.

    I miss being able to swipe away individual notifications instead of just tapping "Clear".

    Of course I miss the cards, but "Perfect Task Switcher" has made it better.

    As for your texting app, go download "Go SMS Pro". It's pretty impressive on every level.

    The Sprint TeleNav is also a LOT better than on the Pre.

    If you are used to just typing the persons name, add "Call History" to the search settings. Helps a lot.

    Also if you've been using Neato!, go check out "Chrome to Phone". Not as feature rich, but pretty much the same and for free.


    Just a few observations from the last two days. Lovin the phone so far.
    crholt likes this.
    06-26-2011 11:24 AM
  7. milominderbinde's Avatar
    Considering making this move as well. The Touchstone is the one final detail holding me back...
    I love my touchstones and have them at work, home, and in the car. Now I have a charger docs that you slide it on. I lookced at the PowerMats but I am actually just fine with the docks.

    Any free battery apps that replace or at least sit exactly next to the original battery icon in the status bar? All I've seen sit off to the left side of the bar like a notification.
    Not without rooting. Try the Battery Status. It works fine for me.
    06-26-2011 12:57 PM
  8. oneill590's Avatar
    Not sure if this question has already been posted or not, haven't taken the time out to review every single one in this thread, so forgive me if it has. Are there any possibility of transfering all ( or even most ) of my sms text messages from palm pre over to my EVO 3d? I've done some research on this ( mostly google ), but so far its not looking promising. Figured ill give this forum a shot. Thanks!
    06-26-2011 01:17 PM
  9. milominderbinde's Avatar
    I'm not too happy w/ the lack of "synergy"...

    Don't like the dialer either...

    Touchdown does it all, but doesn't integrate into the sense calendar or contacts. And costs $20...

    My other gripe has to do with Google Music...
    For the "lack of synergy", can you explain that a little? I think that Android Sync does everything that HP Synergy does.

    Android can automatcially sync Exchange, Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other accounts into your Calendar and Contacts. As friendsupdate their email addresses, birthdays, phone numbers, events, photos, and status, your phone is automatically updated.

    Are you talking about Outlook Sync? Are you using Outlook Calendar Sync to keep your Google Calendar (used in Android) synced with your Outlook calendar. The Missing Sync for Android and CompanionLink for Google can sync Outlook contacts, calendar, notes, tasks, with Google (Android). I use CompanionLink.

    For Exchange, everyone loves Touchdown. Just add it into your sync.

    For music, I prefer Music Player Meridian TuneWiki.
    06-26-2011 02:53 PM
  10. Beaster1174's Avatar
    I forgot to mention most people I know with launch day EVO 4Gs are still using the same ones! If it were a pre, they would have gone through three or four replacements already LOL. The one I traded in yesterday looked like it came straight out of the box except for one small scuff....and I didn't use a case!
    I can confirm. I had a day one Pre, I was on my 3rd a year later when I got the EVO. One Evo survived the year to 3VO.

    I really did love WebOS, and will miss some of it's features. But weak hardware and little support from developers made it hard to stick with it.
    06-26-2011 03:01 PM
  11. Beaster1174's Avatar
    Lovin the new EVO 3D. Its everything I wanted the Pre to become 2 years ago. Anyone know of any potential problem with using the Pre usb cord and charger? The cord fits but i am not sure about using the outlet to usb adapter from Pre to charge my EVO 3D.
    I've been using a Palm branded usb cord that came with my Pre on my EVO & 3VO with no problems. I'm sure they all function the same.
    06-26-2011 03:36 PM
  12. kinster02's Avatar

    Is there any android app that acts like the webos messaging app to unify messaging in one place? And is there any way to control which app is handling incoming messages or is that entirely hidden from the user?
    Try nimbuzz.
    06-26-2011 04:30 PM
  13. kinster02's Avatar
    I don't think you're understanding. I know there's a search button. I miss just going straight to typing to accomplish any task, without hitting a search button or finding your search widget or anything else. Just typing. It's not physically possible on this phone. Like I said, I will miss it, but I will get over it.
    Well, you can't really just type on the Pre because you still have to pull out the keyboard and Android you have to hit the search button.
    06-26-2011 05:15 PM
  14. kinster02's Avatar
    Is there a way to add Wikipedia to the Google Search option?

    I too am missing the ability to just pull down my damn keyboard and start typing.
    Yes, download the app and it will be there...some apps you download will make themselves available in the search for you to select as a search option.
    06-26-2011 05:20 PM
  15. milominderbinde's Avatar
    Is there a way to add Wikipedia to the Google Search option?

    I too am missing the ability to just pull down my damn keyboard and start typing.
    Wikipedia: Wikidroid let's you include Wikipedia in your search results. Also see Wapedia.

    For more, see the Getting Started section on Applications.
    TheMatrix31 likes this.
    06-26-2011 07:15 PM
  16. cheechmo's Avatar
    Well, you can't really just type on the Pre because you still have to pull out the keyboard and Android you have to hit the search button.
    Also forgetting on this phone: hit the power button, unlock with the ring, then hitting search. To me, and I'm sure a lot of other Pre users, it doesn't feel as convenient. I'm not really knocking it, it's just quite a bit different than what we're used to.
    ToddK likes this.
    06-26-2011 07:50 PM
  17. crholt's Avatar
    Hello Everyone,

    I am about to make the switch as well and have a wierd problem. I made an email account, put it on my Pre -, and then forgot the password. I would like to have that account on Evo 3D but I can not recover the password at all. (I misstyped my recovery email...twice....i know...lol)

    Is there any way to "unhide" the passwords for email accounts on the palm pre? If not, when I switch phones, I will lose access to that email as that phone is the only place I have the password stored.

    Any help would be apreciated..
    I think you'd have better luck asking this question on PreCentral, or contact whoever you have the email account with. I'm sure they'd have some way of resetting your password (after you prove your identity to them!)
    06-26-2011 08:15 PM
  18. crholt's Avatar
    Damn, either the Precentral faithful had a massive defection to the E3D or we are just a pissed off minority but there are so many Pre threads here! haha I'm waiting for the FedEx man as I type this so I'll give my impressions later. I don't know why people cling to any platform, especially webOS, it will take HP YEARS to catch up to what is available today on iOS, Android and WPmango.
    I'm with you Vick - Launch day Pre owner who was holding on and finally realized that it was way past time to move on. My son got an EVO 4G a couple of months ago and I was pretty impressed. Now with the 3D, I gotta do it. I'll be at my Sprint store tomorrow when they open to upgrade to a 3D

    My thinking is that two years down the road, either webOS will have fulfilled its potential and I may switch back, or I'll stay with another great OS, Android.
    06-26-2011 08:26 PM
  19. TheMatrix31's Avatar
    Any reason why my phone doesn't light up when the screen is off to show me there's a new text message?
    06-26-2011 08:52 PM
  20. milominderbinde's Avatar
    I don't think you're understanding. I know there's a search button. I miss just going straight to typing to accomplish any task, without hitting a search button or finding your search widget or anything else. Just typing. It's not physically possible on this phone. Like I said, I will miss it, but I will get over it.
    If you buy a phone with a slide-out keyboard like the Epic or EVO Shift, then you can just slide out the keyboard to turn on the phone and then just type.

    If you buy a phone that does not have a slide-out keyboard, you can't slide out the keyboard.
    06-26-2011 09:01 PM
  21. cheechmo's Avatar
    Any reason why my phone doesn't light up when the screen is off to show me there's a new text message?
    I'm curious about this as well.
    06-26-2011 09:05 PM
  22. milominderbinde's Avatar
    Any reason why my phone doesn't light up when the screen is off to show me there's a new text message?
    Executive Assistant will let you set different repeating alerts for missed calls, emails, texts, etc.
    06-26-2011 09:19 PM
  23. TheMatrix31's Avatar
    Executive Assistant will let you set different repeating alerts for missed calls, emails, texts, etc.

    Would that make the phone light up showing that there's a message? I don't want pop-up intrusive notifications while USING the phone though.
    06-26-2011 09:24 PM
  24. kinster02's Avatar
    Would that make the phone light up showing that there's a message? I don't want pop-up intrusive notifications while USING the phone though.
    It should light up for all messages, check your setting if you haven't already.
    06-26-2011 09:30 PM
  25. TheMatrix31's Avatar
    It should light up for all messages, check your setting if you haven't already.
    Which settings menu would that be under? I checked "display" and "privacy" and nothing like that. The lock screen "display text" box is checked.
    06-26-2011 09:37 PM
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