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June 16, 2009

Palm Pre gut shot…

Filed under: Technology Rant — Tags: , , , , — Bryan @ 6:00 am

Just got my Pre and initial reaction… Awesome phone. Definitely a 1.0 software release though.

Classic mode is a lie though, it’s does not come with the phone and it’s $30 (are you kidding me?) to use it for more than a seven day test period. It’s totally useless. If you are heavily invested into your Palm Desktop don’t count on using it with this phone. I had initially planned to migrate Memos, Contacts, etc… as a crutch until I got the hang of the new system. Hah, joke’s on me.

Back to the Pre itself, I have have two hard-core complaints:

  • Memo migration? Let’s see, I had over a hundred memos all carefully categorized, now they’re one big endless scrolling mess on one page in no particular order. That was useless, thanks guys!
  • Contact list… No categories?!?!?! WTF! That would have been worth a 30-day delay to make sure it was implemented at launch. Seriously.

So until they fix these last two items my Treo 755p (now with the phone portion disabled since I moved it to my Pre) is still a staple of my pocket clutter.

Not a happy camper. Optomistic, but not happy.

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2 Comments

  1. Welcome to the Next Pay-For-Emulation Level. At least you have the option to buy it here.

    But, I’m still hopeful that Sony will bankrupt their hardware business and cut the PS3 loose by the end of the year.

    Comment by doomsday cock — July 18, 2009 @ 7:41 am

  2. Hmm… I still don’t see that happening with the PS3.

    Comment by Bryan — July 19, 2009 @ 10:49 am

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