- 03-28-2011, 07:03 PM #1
i need a new phone! this damn sprint pre minus needs to go! its seriously on its last leg, i was wondering from any current arrive user is it worth the upgrade? i dont want to invest with the last year hardware in fear on something newer coming out, so are u happy with your choice? and do u think i should make the move? or should i wait?
- 03-28-2011, 07:29 PM #2
I made the switch from the Pre when the Arrive first came out. I must say that I am enjoying it. The hardware is awesome. The phone feels great in your hands, the screen looks amazing and the phone is so quick and responsive.
That being said, Windows Phone 7 does have some limitations, and you should definitely make sure you can live with them before the jump. The big ones that stand out to me are: Lack of tethering, no shared calendar syncing, and I didn't realize I would miss true multi-tasking so much.
- 03-28-2011, 07:55 PM #4
Don't worry about the lack of multitasking as it will be here within 3 to 6 months. Multitasking already exists in some form so its not bad doin without it but it will be worth the wait once it comes. Whatever opportunity u have to leave palm webPOS u should take it and this is one of them.
03-28-2011, 08:05 PM #5
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Coming from webOS I can guarantee you will love at least 3 things about this phone:
- Speed, speed, speed
- Solid hardware
- App selection
You will miss the notifications and homebrew flexibility but IMO its worth it.
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- 03-28-2011, 08:09 PM #6
I am in THE SAME boat as you. I have the same concerns and I also have a Palm Pre that is struggling and doesn't seem to want to even load text messages sometimes. I always thought the Pre had the best multitasking though and I anticipate I will miss that the most although this video below starting at 3:00 shows webOS-like multitasking.
Also, I'm always on the internet and i'm worried that IE won't cut it in terms of experience before IE9 comes to the phone "later this year" which I'm also worried about since NoDo is also taking forever for people.
I'm also not sure if i'm in love with the device. I was hoping for a large screen and more features like hotspot and maybe faster processor but i've never had those so I can't say i'm in dire need of them, but they'd be nice to have. I really don't want awesome hardware to come out in a 2-3 months. I know it's the tech world and I can't say "5+ months from now" because theres always stuff coming out but I do want to use my upgrade and it doesn't seem like Sprint or anyone else is announcing anything soon.
Anyone help me out? I'm up for upgrade on April 1!
- 03-28-2011, 08:39 PM #7
Wp7 doesn't really need top of the line or state of the art hardware to run smoothly unlike Android or webPOS. the current version of IE works fine for everything I need to do with wla web browser. I make my posts on here from it because I don't want to pay for board express and I can use Facebook chat from it. (Only mobile browser to render it) and when IE9 hits its goin to be the best mobile browser if it already isn't. So go ahead and go for it. U will not regret the purchase.
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- 03-28-2011, 08:42 PM #8
I had an original launch day Sprint Pre and switched to the Arrive last week. I loved webOS but the lack of new hardware anytime soon was a bummer. Even if the Pre3 finds its way to Sprint, I wanted to try a different form factor.
With that being said, I love the Arrive. Sure, it has its quirks, but the OS is just so damn silky smooth and fast. I don't miss the cards too much since the phone is so fast at opening one app from the next. Compared to an over-clocked Pre minus, this thing has virtually no lag. The little animations are cool too. Also, the app store, even in its infancy now, blows the Palm app store away.
I really like the Zune software as well. If you haven't tried it yet, download it onto your computer. It'll add your itunes library with ease and you can even set your phone up to sync wirelessly.
I say pull the trigger now. I wouldn't expect any new Windows Phone 7 devices to come out on Sprint anytime soon, and there's no guarantee Sprint will get a new webOS device in the Summer. There's always Ebay and Craigs list if you don't like the phone. I gotta say, it's nice to have some decent hardware in my hand for a change.
- 03-29-2011, 12:16 AM #10
As a Pre minus owner myself, just forewarning, you will get scared and think of returning the Arrive the same day, don't be. Let it grow on you and it will.
Now it's my crack addiction. And my pre minus is my alarm clock/angry birds player/ random internet device
- 03-29-2011, 01:47 AM #11
That being said WP7 will hopefully have multitasking by winter this year. They said FALL which is minimum 6 months away. So it could be 7-9 months. I just hope its worth the wait along with other minor updates.
- 03-29-2011, 11:11 AM #13
My Arrive will be delivered today. I am looking forward to messing around with it. I will miss webos and Preware. My wife is holding out for the Pre 3. I didn't want to wait.
I am also hoping that MS plays nice with homebrew.
I am looking into a good alternative to Stitcher and Pandora. These were by far my most used apps.
- 03-29-2011, 01:35 PM #16
- 03-29-2011, 01:52 PM #17
I think you have two basic choices: The first is to buy the phone outright and have no contract to be locked into and the other is to do a one year upgrade if Sprint offers such. I have had major success in buying the phone off eBay and resellling for almost what I paid for it when my next toy shows up.
03-29-2011, 02:14 PM #18
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- 03-29-2011, 02:45 PM #19
I just ordered the Arrive myself and I am going to be (reluctantly) leaving behind my Pixi+. I cannot stress how wonderful webOS is to use day to day. The multi-tasking is absolutely phenomenal, best-in-class by far. The notifications, the UI layout, synergy are all also great. I am defiantely going to miss it, but unfrotunately the slowness and laggyness of the feeble pixi hardware are just no longer acceptable. All the nay-sayers have clearly never given it a fair chance, or somehow feel threatened by it. Why the hostility otherwise? No one is being hostile towards your OS of choice.
That being said I do not have faith in HP; I vote with my money and my vote goes to MS/HTC. I am worried about the initial lack of true multi-tasking. I took the plunge... cannot wait for the new phone to ... arrive!
- 03-29-2011, 06:07 PM #23
This isn't what the post is about so this is getting ridiculous.
I will say that the Pre had so much promise two years ago but somehow Palm managed to screw up a good thing and fail as a company and now that HP owns the company and have failed to give me 2.0 (even though my hardware prolly couldn't handle it), I can honestly say I don't think others are willing to put money into webOS and new devices. It looks slightly promising again but webOS could have competed in the early days of android but like i said, the hardware just wasn't up to par and Palm's failure doomed it to a niche product.
I hope WP7 can take off though, the 3,000 lb gorilla that is Microsoft cannot possibly allow it to fail.
- 03-29-2011, 06:53 PM #24
I have had the Pre, all versions of the iPhone, the Droid, and the HTC Evo. The Arrive is by far the best of the bunch in my opinion. Quality hardware and Super OS!
I am looking forward to the future development on Windows Phone OS.
- 03-29-2011, 07:28 PM #25
I switched from Pre- on day 1 the Arrive was released. WP7 OS is simple, clean, easy to use and most importantly FAST. I was honestly surprised, was expecting something close to Android experience (slaps myself for thinking this). Phone build is solid, hardware and on screen keyboard are comfortable to type with and feels good in the hand, battery life is good for me I don't play games or music on it plus I put it in airplane mode when at work. This is a BIG plus for me no garbage Sprint or HTC Software (football, nascar, htc sense etc never used any of that crap anyway) on the phone. You do have the option of installing this stuff but only if you want to. I don't regret my switch for one bit.