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    Default EVO 3D Support Group For Palm webOS Users

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    Question Best way to transfer contacts from Palm Pre

    This is how to get you contacts from your Sprint Palm PRE. You can create a .vcf file to import into most email programs.
    Open phone dialer on PRE or Pixi
    Type ##66623#
    Click on Export
    This creates the export file (.vcf).The more contacts you have the longer it takes
    Connect your USB cable to the computer and also to the PRE when it prompts you too.
    Click on the USB Drive on your pre to mount to computer
    Once mounted on your computer, open windows explorer and the Palm PRE
    Find the folder called temp and open it (if you don't find a temp folder, open folder options/view/and choose show hidden files/ then OK)
    You will find a file called PmMigration (this is the vcf file)
    Drag to your documents folder on your computer (PRE Backup folder) if you have one
    Use this file to import your contacts into Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail or Outlook
    When youre done Eject your Palm pre or safely remove hardware and then disconnect pre
    Your done.
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    You can also do it with the bluetooth option on your Evo to import them as well. Just select other as your phone and it will import them. I have not looked at all the fields to make sure the loaded, but all the contacts were there.
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    This was very helpful. My pre's bluetooth stopped working, along with sound, etc several months ago (could only text or talk to people on speaker phone). Also, first post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XandroidX View Post
    This is how to get you contacts from your Sprint Palm PRE. You can create a .vcf file to import into most email programs.
    Open phone dialer on PRE or Pixi
    Type ##66623#
    Click on Export
    This creates the export file (.vcf).The more contacts you have the longer it takes
    Connect your USB cable to the computer and also to the PRE when it prompts you too.
    Click on the USB Drive on your pre to mount to computer
    Once mounted on your computer, open windows explorer and the Palm PRE
    Find the folder called temp and open it (if you don't find a temp folder, open folder options/view/and choose show hidden files/ then OK)
    You will find a file called PmMigration (this is the vcf file)
    Drag to your documents folder on your computer (PRE Backup folder) if you have one
    Use this file to import your contacts into Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail or Outlook
    When youre done Eject your Palm pre or safely remove hardware and then disconnect pre
    Your done.
    Great post, also much easier, just sink all you contacts with Google, if you ever loose your phone, you still have them. That is for those with out fear of clouds ;-)
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    I'm pretty sure since I got my Pre 2 years ago that all my contacts were with Google but just to be sure, I'll try the Bluetooth method first.
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    Default Re: Support Group For Palm webOS Users

    The title of this thread cracks me up!

    It is so necessary!
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    My name is Vick and I am a recovering webOs user...


    webOS had a great opportunity with such a rabid base, but Palm/HP blew it. Ex Pre users aren't just disappointed, they are BITTTERRR, they not only recommend other devices, they badmouth and steer people away from future HP devices. A shame really.
    Last edited by VickMackey; 06-24-2011 at 07:07 PM.
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    Default Re: Support Group For Palm webOS Users

    webOS was good but damn android is nice... Plenty of apps and HTC great product. Thank you. Now i don't have to worry about dial keys/buttons freezing and locking up.

    I missed a lot these past couple of years and i am going to recover
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    Default Re: Support Group For Palm webOS Users

    Was waiting on a Palm phone for Sprint. Didn't happen. Got my EVO 3D and it is awesome!
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    I CAN USE MY SLINGBOX AGAIN!!!!!!
    My old AV works well with the Evo 3D, it's like a flatscreen TV.
    It's been like Christmas today, MLB At Bat, the latest version of Angry Birds Seasons, BBC, great apps.
    I'm not looking back.
    I LOVE this baby Evo 3D!
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    For months/years I've argued relentlessly with avid iPhone and Droid users. Trying my very best to convince them on how awesome webos actually is. However, to no avail. Hardly any software upgrade, unreliable hardware, a scarce app market, for heaven sake they even refuse to give us flash. Now, the ship is sinking. Alas, a life line was thrown out to me. Who could it be? None other than HTC EVO 3D. As I'm being rescued, carried off to saftey. I can't help but look back. With tear filled eyes. I'll miss you palm pre :-(.
    Last edited by oneill590; 06-26-2011 at 08:44 PM.
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    Does anyone know of an App that works like Spotlight on the Mac or the "Universal Search" function of the Pre? I'm finding that I really miss that.

    Also, any way to bring up the text keyboard in the phone app instead of having to use the number pad to enter names to call?

    Is Gmail permanently separate from all my other email accounts? or do I need to set it up as POP/IMAP in the Mail app if I wish it to be in the same place as my other email?

    Any way to copy SMS messages/Tasks/Memos from the Pre to the EVO 3D?

    Thank in advance for any help/tips!
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    IMHO the HP acquisition of Palm, although it made all the big fish investors (who made a bad investment decision) whole. Was the worst thing that could have happened for web os users.
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    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..
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    hello, my name is George and I'm a recovering webos user! I enjoyed webos quite a bit for maybe the first year I had it. Recently my pre- has become the bane of my existence. The phone no longer displayed notifications so I had to constantly check everything, and the app store was a joke. The only thing I wish I could still have is the card view, it made multitasking so easy and natural. I don't really understand how to multitask on android yet but I'm sure I will figure it out. Anyways, the evo 3d is amazing and I'm never going back to that company with their below standard hardware and way to small user base. I look forward to the change from precentral to androidcentral. Lots of love for those guys they did a great job
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    Default So what do you Palm Pre converts think about the EVO3D so far??

    Initial thoughts / impressions?
    I purchased the original pre on launch day and loved it. That love was short lived because the darn thing kept breaking! I went through 5 pres in all.

    Fast forward a year and I jumped ship to the original EVO 4G and never looked back. I was so overwhelmed by what the phone could do! I think I was brainwashed by "the other site". As time went on, the apps and updates got better and better.

    Today I went to the sprint store and traded in my original EVO for $150 bucks and got my shiny new EVO3D for $50. I don't think i could ever go back to webOS. What good is a smartphone when there are no good apps to run on it?

    Anyways, enough about me...what do all you guys and gals who switched think of the phone so far?

    Sent from my HTC EVO 3D using Tapatalk
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    Same here with the day 1 Sprint Palm Pre adapter. After the 02/09 announcement by HPalm, I affectionately called it Palm Pre Minus FAIL. Then it became an arms race between the next HTC EVO device (hence now, EVO 3D) or the HPalm Pre3. With still no signs of the Pre3 coming to Sprint, or any incentive to stay (remember the special incentive that was supposed to be given to Pre legacy owners?) with HPalm, it was time to try Android with the EVO 3D.

    I've had the EVO 3D since last Wednesday. Yes, there's LOTS of things I'm discovering in what it can do, but from what I've experienced so far it totally mind blowing! What's impressed me the most so far is being able to utilize different apps (i.e, writing a text message, then being able to copy/paste a link from the web onto the text with ease). This one in its own rite can multi task, which is one thing webOS did well.

    I plan to write more with things that I've discovered, and will gather input from the experienced should issues come up. But so far, moving forward at break neck speed.
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    Default Re: So what do you Palm Pre converts think about the EVO3D so far

    Yep, coming from a Pre minus too and all I can say is that if WebOS were on this phone............man...........but it's not so I'll just enjoy learning a new OS
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    Former WebOS / Original Pre Owner. HP/Palm is missing out on a great market with what could have been a great OS. That said.. I picked up my EVO 3D first thing yesterday morning and am not looking back.

    My dying Palm left to the EVO 3D its chargers as now they are all micro USB and are working just fine.

    For all the WebOS diehards - they just need to move on. Android is pretty good and this phone moves much smoother than my Palm ever did.

    I am still making my way around this phone and finding things (but.. where in the heck is the COMPASS???)

    The biggest habits i have to break? - trying to slide out the keyboard when typing and SWIPING!!!
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    Default Re: So what do you Palm Pre converts think about the EVO3D so far

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMatrix31 View Post
    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.
    software keyboards, even good ones, take a bit of time to adjust to. I liken it to switching to an electric razor.
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    It will take a minute to get used to the virtual keyboard. But after using it for over a year with the OG EVO, I can now type *almost* as fast as I did with my pre.

    Sent from my HTC EVO 3D using Tapatalk
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    When I went from pre to evo took me a little bit of time to get use to no keyboard but now I would never want a Physical keyboard again.

    EVO - LUTION 3D
    love my evo.
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    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!

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