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    Default New Sprint Hero user

    well i currently i have the palm pre, even though it was a great phone, it lacked many features that may or may not come to it. and i just cant wait for it. so i bought me a hero. i just hope im not gonna be dissipointed
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    My wife has a Pre. She's gonna get the Hero in March (contract's up). You're gonna love the Hero!
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    How do you compare the virtual keyboard to the pre's keyboard? And is the battery a lot better?
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    That's what my wife's main concern was, the virtual keyboard. The Hero has 3 different keyboard types: Qwerty, phone keypad, and compact Qwery. Compact qwery is good typing with one hand (for those of you who like to text and drive). I have mine on compact qwertybut it changes to regular qwerty when you flip it to landscape view. It DOES take some getting used to but it's really not that big a deal. I text a lot too so I know.
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    I did the same switch, besides missing the physical keyboard, the Hero really makes the Pre seem so generic. I was psyched for the Pre but for basic functions to still not be there is pathetic. IMO, you are gonna love the Hero and Android! I'm not looking back at all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mclldavidson View Post
    How do you compare the virtual keyboard to the pre's keyboard? And is the battery a lot better?
    havent got the phone, i get it tomorro
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcduffer View Post
    I did the same switch, besides missing the physical keyboard, the Hero really makes the Pre seem so generic. I was psyched for the Pre but for basic functions to still not be there is pathetic. IMO, you are gonna love the Hero and Android! I'm not looking back at all!
    thanks, i do like android, my cousin has the g1 and ive always liked it
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    oh and as far as the battery is concerned.. she said the Pre battery (on her phone) sucked. I have no complaints on the Hero battery. But I also have an app installed that puts it in airplane mode at night and turns back on in the morning. The app is called Timeriffic.
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    Guess I'll go ahead and break it to you...if you plan on multi-tasking on the Hero you might as well forget it. If you can handle a LOT (and I mean a LOT) of LAG then you'll love it. Me...I feel like I basically have a beefed up HTC Diamond with a bigger battery and different OS. The Pre handles speed so much better, and I'm still on the fence about what device to stick with (still on my 30 days) because of all the bugs in the Pre (alarm clock issues, opening basic stuff like PDF and word documents, etc). The chipset on the Pre is so much stronger compared to the old 528 mhz on the Hero, and has more potential to handle the upcoming mobile applications in 2010 (namely Flash). I'm hoping that if I make that move back to the Pre that I'll find solutions to my PDF and Alarm Clock issues. The hardware I can't stand (weak slider, creaky keyboard), but I guess I'll learn to live with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrdatrackstar View Post
    Guess I'll go ahead and break it to you...if you plan on multi-tasking on the Hero you might as well forget it. The Pre handles this so much better, and I'm still on the fence about what device to stick with (still on my 30 days). The chipset on the Pre is so much stronger compared to the old 528 mhz on the Hero, and has more potential to handle the upcoming mobile applications in 2010 (namely Flash). I'm hoping that if I make that move back to the Pre that I'll find solutions to my PDF and Alarm Clock issues. The hardware I can't stand (weak slider, creaky keyboard), but I guess I'll learn to live with them.
    the pre may have a better chipset but it is still unable to access it, its been almost a year and palm hasnt done anything about it. and with only 1,000 apps in the catolog many arent worth installing
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesolivarez View Post
    the pre may have a better chipset but it is still unable to access it, its been almost a year and palm hasnt done anything about it. and with only 1,000 apps in the catolog many arent worth installing
    GPU and OpenGL files have been discovered after the 1.3.5 update, and videos have surfaced of 3D games like Quake and DOOM running on it. It's already pretty obvious that Palm will announce GPU and OpenGL support at CES tomorrow. I'm still waiting until the end of tomorrow to make my decision, but my guess is that they're finally going to utilize. Also, think about how slow Flash 10.1 is gonna run on the Hero.....

    Have you considered the Samsung Moment? It's the best of both worlds to me (with the exception of Vanilla Android). I think it has a chipset that is also powerful enough to run Flash and 3D iPhone-like games (it's made by Samsung and not Qualcomm, running at 800mhz). Granted that that thing is ugly at sin, bulky, and has an ugly OS on it (and I REALLY DOUBT Samsung is going to push 2.1 to it anytime soon), it DOES have the same potential as the Pre, with Android on top of it.
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    well with me getting the hero, im still keeping the pre, so if the pre does ever become better then what it is now, ill probably switch back to it, until then, it might just stay put away
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    I'm gonna plan on doing the same.....if they announce big things for the Pre, I'm gonna search Craigslist for one and hold on to it until all the bugs are worked out.
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    lol, yeah. im keeping my fingers crossed for tomorro
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesolivarez View Post
    the pre may have a better chipset but it is still unable to access it, its been almost a year and palm hasnt done anything about it. and with only 1,000 apps in the catolog many arent worth installing
    seems like after today's announcement about the palm pre plus on verizon, the ballgame's changed. EA has created some awesome games on the pre it seems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ro_bro View Post
    seems like after today's announcement about the palm pre plus on verizon, the ballgame's changed. EA has created some awesome games on the pre it seems.
    yeah, my hero hasnt came in yet, so i was playing around on my pre. i downloaded need for speed and sims. let me say, they are awesome games and work flawlesy on the pre
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    got my hero today, i love it. just miss the easy multitasking with my pre
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    I have kept my Pre also. I added the Hero as a second line. I love the Hero for all it has, the apps, the look and feel of everything and ALL it can do. I think there isnt one phone that does all. I dont multitask so the Hero for me is great. One thing i need in a phone is the ability to customize, which the Pre really isnt capable of without patches, homebrew etc. I will continue to use both. Pre=phone during the day, Hero=evening and weekend phone. I honestly prefer Android over WebOS.
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    I just got The Hero and i really Like it- Came from a Pre -
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    The Hero multitasks just fine IMHO

    I had a launch day pre (until the Hero came out) and while i love the way Palm implimented multitasking, the Hero does just as good of a job multitasking but lacks the card interface. Press and hold the home button for about 2 seconds and you can jump back your last position in any of your last 6 used applications.

    I would be excited to see a card interface in Android (maybe holding the home button would bring up cards of your last 6 apps rather than a listing?) but in the meantime i've gotten used to it and jump around applications quite often.
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    Thank you for That Tip - I am very Pleased with The Hero
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    I also came from a Pre... had it since day 1. I love my Hero now... EVERYONE, and I mean everyone, can tell a difference in talking to me now, because of the better reception you get with the Hero... sad thing is, in my house I consistently get 3-4 bars on Sprint phones and the Hero just sounds more crystal clear. AND it's just so more customizable and it feels like it's your own... HAVE FUN WITH YOUR NEW TOY!
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    well it been a whole day with my new hero, what can i say, i absolutly love it.
    sorry pre, i guess it time to go back in the box and see if in the future you come out better

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