Ray & Bob want the Palm Pre

If 10 year olds have them…

posted by Ray on May 06, 2009 10:45am

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Shouldn’t, me and Bob, your gadget loving My Chem guys have them?!?! If only you could see their smug faces in the pictures, those little bastards…

Our unending search for the latest cool tech has ended with the Palm Pre. This thing looks sick. After countless Sidekicks, Dashes, HTC Touch models, 9234’s, 7890’s 8966’s, G1’s and Curves, we finally found what we’re looking for. It looks to be a perfect meld of Blackberry functionality with iPhone flash. Where the Storm tried and failed, (can anybody successfully type on this thing?) the Palm Pre looks poised to succeed.

My unending love/hate relationship with the iPhone has been well documented, and damn’t I’m ready to commit wholesale to a phone. I’ve jailbroken the thing to get some more functionality out of it (PDANet is the shit!!!!) I’ve also suffered the harsh realities of running background apps on this thing. No battery life, and iPhone slowed to a crawl.

I’ve treaded dangerous, shark-filled waters paying the tech-world equivalent of a back-alley abortion clinic 15 bones to access a broken iPhone 3.0 beta software that almost turned my phone into a $599 paperweight, all in the hopes of getting this phone to do what I need it to.

Copy/paste is great to have, but a little unwieldy to use. And wait till you move your phone a millimeter and the “Nothing To Undo” dialog box pops up. The landscape everything i think might be the worst feature, because after almost 2 years using the thing, does anyone even want this anymore? Now the screen goes into extreme fits of non-stop spinning, like a drugged up raver, completely going against what you’ve taught yourself. Individual program toggle please????

There is also the issue of speed. The iPhone has gotten progressively slower with each new update. What once were cool transitions between programs is now revealed to be what they truly were from the start…LOADING SCREENS. Its not a stretch to say that sometimes its hard to get things done on this phone. The new iPhone hardware needs to speed up dramatically, and I hope somehow the transitions can be disabled.

I know I’m being a little harsh here, especially with a beta software, but from what I’ve seen so far it doesn’t compete with the OS Palm has been working on. Maybe with kick-ass fast hardware, Apple will step up. I guess we’ll have to wait till June when they announce what they’ve been conjuring up.

Until then, Palm Pre, come home to Daddy.

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