Palm pre for hero
Sorry im not sure where to post this. I just feel better posting it on here than craigs list. I have a palm pre like new except the usb door cover came off. It has had the zagg film cover since i bought it. No Oreo effect. I also have the touchstone charger and all the accessory's that came with it.Looking to trade for a hero. Preferably someone in the bay area so i can meet them.
- 02-24-2010, 04:59 PM #2
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- 02-25-2010, 12:00 AM #5
Hey man. I was the guy switching from the pre. Wel i got my hero a couple of days ago and i have to agree with you, ill never look back. I just had a question about the roms. i put the gumbo bare with the sence and user settings. I was just wondering what you think is the best one and some good tweeks to make it a little better.
- 03-04-2010, 04:58 AM #7
- 03-04-2010, 11:03 AM #8
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@ dwaynewilliams the pre's only good for a few months then it starts going down and sucking very badly I went through 4 pre's then I just got rid of it and go the hero you made a big mistake hopefully you don't have problems with yours but everyone I know that had it hated it after a month or so.
- 03-04-2010, 12:18 PM #9
Palm's quality control is awful on the Pre. There are certainly those that have good luck with theirs, but it would seem that nearly half of the people who buy them have chronic hardware issues. My co-worker went through 4 and gave up, my girlfriend's slider is totally falling apart, I'm on my 2nd and starting to have random reboots and problems with the 3.5mm headphone jack.
At this point I don't care if Palm releases better hardware. I don't trust them and won't be buying their products anymore. If I could do it all over again I'd buy a Hero. I still might get one off ebay and then use my upgrade this summer on the Supersonic
- 03-04-2010, 09:03 PM #10
yeah i have the same question. i have my pre right now and i really want to switch to a htc hero. ima be using my sisters upgrade thou because hers is up in two months and shes gonna keep my pre and ima get the htc hero. But, should i just wait until the summer and get the supersonic? Because if i do get the hero then i wont be able to get the supersonic wen it comes out. waht do u guys think?
- 03-04-2010, 09:19 PM #11
just rumors and about if you should switch to the hero or the supersonic thats all up to you . The pre is a good phone i just got sick of it. I like to hack the software and webos just got stale. besides the company is really falling apart. anyway its up to you
- 03-07-2010, 06:01 AM #13
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- 03-08-2010, 03:19 PM #18
I just took my Pre into Best Buy for repair/exchange under their Geek Squad coverage. Whatever I get back is getting sold on ebay, or worst case taken into Sprint for their cell phone recycling program (they'll give you $100 for a Pre, which is what I paid for mine). WebOS has so much potential, but is lacking in some basic features (T9 in dialer, Voice activated features, decent calendar, visual VM, decent BT performance). Not to mention the hardware is really poor.
So today I made the jump and ordered a new Hero off contract. I know I'll miss the ease of multitasking on the Pre, but I'm very much looking forward to customizing my new Hero and enjoying some features I've been missing.
- 03-08-2010, 09:31 PM #19
- 03-11-2010, 03:58 AM #20
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Not that I'm a big fan or anything, but I have a friend who got his palm pre about 2 months before I got my hero, and my bf got his tour -- and for a long time we didn't hear anything but complaints from him. Recently though, I guess webos got a big update or something because the last few weeks his pre has been zooming.. no lag, no bugs, perfectly enjoyable. I wouldn't trade my hero for anything else, but I do have to say that the pre holds it's own.
- 03-11-2010, 10:41 AM #21
The Pre did indeed get a update (to version 1.4). I used it for a week before turning my unit in for replacement. The speed improvements they implemented are superficial though. They've added a "placeholder" that comes up immediately anytime you load up a card. It gives the impression that things are happening more quickly. When in reality they aren't. In fact, I found that loading up essential apps such as the dialer took substantially longer (my GF noticed the same on hers). Also, my calendar stopped working all together after the update. The dreaded "too many cards" error also wasn't fixed. Making playing any of their new 3D games near impossible without a soft reset every time. A hard reset didn't fix any of my issues.
Sorry to sound so negative, guess I'm just venting. One certainly can't say anything remotely critical over at PreCentral without getting vigorously attacked. So I must have some of this bottled up
I was listening to a podcast yesterday and someone put the state of WebOS perfectly. They said Palm's release of 1.4 is basically the Pre's 1.0, because it's very much so been a beta experience thus far.
- 03-11-2010, 10:54 AM #22
- 03-11-2010, 01:09 PM #23
I've been pretty happy with the Pre, although I have also bought a Nexus One, just to try out Android and to use as a world phone and I'm equally happy with Android, but not convinced its as great as many of you all seem to think, but it is great. Each phone seems to also have equally distasteful elements. Plain and simple, I'm on my second Pre and would have to say physically the Pre needs work, but I definitely prefer WebOS to Android. It's just easier to get around when you are doing a lot of things at once. I didn't think I would like Androids widgets and homescreens, but they are really growing on me now. What I don't like is getting around in Android, although it multitasks, its still this "in and out" of programs movement that really caused me to hate to hate iphone anything. But I think the hardware on almost all Android phones is superb and really compliments the OS.
- 03-11-2010, 08:23 PM #24
have you tried holding the home button when in a program? It pulls up your 6 most recent apps making the multi-tasking just as easy. Hands down my Hero runs better than any of my Pre's. Once you get past the flashy OS, you're still missing key features in calling. Bluetooth problems seem to have finally resolved, but no new features such as file transfering has been supported yet. While 1.5 Android users are stuck with the same dilema, 2.0+ android users don't (app in market called Bluetooth File Transfer). While this isn't a necessity, It would be nice to send files to my macbook and back without having to mount the SD card and lug the cable.
Palm still hasn't made available an API for the mic. Apps like Shazam, which may seem pointless (I actually use it a lot) aren't even possible. So that means no voice memos, no voice activated dialing or searching. I found it sad that not taking apps into consideration, my LG Dare was a much better device (and built like a f'n rock! Pre, not so much). An LG Chocolate looks more desirable to me and any Palm product.
I have to say, I didn't want a Hero originally. I wasn't really jealous of the Android platform when I got my Pre, until I sat there waiting, and waiting, and waiting. What broke the camel's back was their synergy syncing losing every single contact of mine. They told me that they could fix it, and after 3 months (after being told they would call me within a week), I got tired of empty promises. They called 3 times total (well after 1 week) and no fix was found. My technical issue was upgraded to Level 3 Tech support or some BS. I finally called Sprint and explained all my issues outside of the 4 replacements I received that they could see. I told them I had no problems paying the ETF and leaving unless they could offer me something better. They allowed me to pick any phone other than the HD2. I talked to the repair center and asked which Smartphone does she see the least for replacements, and she mentioned the Hero and the Moment. The Hero just looked better (even though at the time, I did want a physical keyboard). So I jumped on the Hero and fell in love. I found the love I had with my LG Dare (and no VZW ridiculous plan), plus the benefit of apps and widgets. I'm happy.
- 03-12-2010, 10:39 AM #25
@rufflez, thanks for mentioning holding down the home button, thats made it alot easier to get around, although my vote is still for the Pre's multitasking its just slightly more elegant and intuitive. Also great point on the voice API, I haven't used it yet but as I begin to use the system more I can see its potential. I'm going to check out the bluetooth thing also, I'm pretty much getting sick of having to connect my Pre to my laptop to move files between them, I can't believe Palm didn't do more with this. It was one of the things I loved about my old T2. Thanks again for the Tips!