04-26-2011 01:03 PM
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  1. Tyndall's Avatar
    I really wanted to love my Arrive. i did get it but had odd trouble getting my Exchange accounts to sync. I was also pretty unimpressed that the phone does not have Wimax 4-G, as I think every phone coming out at this point should have it. I found the hardware to be solid, though after using it for a couple days I longed for a slate type device, a testament to the solid on-screen keyboard.

    I love the Metro UI, and of course the exchange not syncing was a huge dealbreaker. My next hope is the Nexus S, when that comes out. But my real secret wish would be for a 4" screen slate running WebOS 3.

    People can sit here in the forum and trash WebOs all they want, but honestly..anyone who has spent any time using it would tell you there is an awful lot to like with that OS. Each OS is different, each has its strong suits and weaknesses. In the end it is combination of software and hardware that makes a phone "great".

    I don't think the Arrive, in it's current iteration is "great", but it was a nice phone I enjoyed using.

    One other niggle was that I found the screen to be extremely susceptible to grease, oils and smudging. I found myself constantly cleaning it. A pain in the you-know-what.
    04-24-2011 11:44 PM
  2. Reeves's Avatar
    I really wanted to love my Arrive. i did get it but had odd trouble getting my Exchange accounts to sync. I was also pretty unimpressed that the phone does not have Wimax 4-G, as I think every phone coming out at this point should have it. I found the hardware to be solid, though after using it for a couple days I longed for a slate type device, a testament to the solid on-screen keyboard.

    I love the Metro UI, and of course the exchange not syncing was a huge dealbreaker. My next hope is the Nexus S, when that comes out. But my real secret wish would be for a 4" screen slate running WebOS 3.

    People can sit here in the forum and trash WebOs all they want, but honestly..anyone who has spent any time using it would tell you there is an awful lot to like with that OS. Each OS is different, each has its strong suits and weaknesses. In the end it is combination of software and hardware that makes a phone "great".

    I don't think the Arrive, in it's current iteration is "great", but it was a nice phone I enjoyed using.

    One other niggle was that I found the screen to be extremely susceptible to grease, oils and smudging. I found myself constantly cleaning it. A pain in the you-know-what.
    Ehh...I used to be a WebOS user too. I don't see any need to trash it as much as it has been beaten up already. but when I tally what is missing from the Arrive (use Gmail, don't care about Exchange, but I've seen other people set it up on their phones with no problem) and what is missing from even the future versions of WebOS as shown from HP's presentations....it's not even close. Windows Phone 7 is not only in a better state now, but also has a much brighter future.

    I sincerely doubt the the "HP Music Store" will ever rival the Zune app and Zune pass. I KNOW the "HP Movie Store" won't be anywhere near the quality of Netflix. The smoothness and speed of the UI is already better than even WebOS 2.0. I think browsing will be better with the Mango update. Battery life is already better. The People hub will be better than any Facebook or Twitter apps once Twitter is fully integrated. The photos app is already better by miles. Cards are coming this year. Ovi Maps not long after to give WP7 awesome free navigation and yet ANOTHER advantage. The only advantage left on WebOS will be notifications. Not enough. Not by a long shot.

    HP is focused on tablets. Probably a smart strategy, all things considered. Of course if Windows 8 runs great on tablet hardware, well.....
    04-25-2011 08:08 AM
  3. biwah's Avatar
    Without necessarily casting blame, HP missed the boat when it failed to release the Pre 3 on Sprint by this spring with even a summer release on Sprint very much in doubt. Us Pre minus owners cannot sit around and wait until fall with our laggy hardware, however diehard we might be in liking WebOS.

    I went with the Arrive and love it. WP7 is different from Web OS but a natural successor to it, considering the options out there. I miss the cards and gestures, and find the browser (IE) fast and smooth, but clunky in terms of tabs management and workflow compared with the Pre. Lots more to say about this phone and WP7, mostly positive, but I'll leave it at that.

    Oh, and the runner-up for those looking to trade in their Pre - but stay with Sprint is probably the Nexus S, which (just announced) is being released May 8. Very nice phone with a great display and the best of Android.
    04-26-2011 11:25 AM
  4. Dave Blake's Avatar
    I find that using the Arrive has made me more productive. I am a long time WinMo guy made the jump to Android when the EVO came out. I fell in love with that platform so much so I became a moderator in those forums if you stop in at Android Central you might see me around or you might see some of my work. Fast forward to today I got the Arrive a few weeks ago kept my EVO Shift just in case WP didn't work out. I haven't even charged the battery on that phone in over a week. I post a lot in the forums I spend a lot of time on calls and email at my day job and this phone just gets it done. I spend far less time adjusting and tweeting my phone and alot more time just using it its great to be able to getting things done. Then there is Zune, Zune pass, and of course XBOX and gaming what else do you need to keep entertained. For me the most exciting thing about having WP and the Arrive isn't what the phone can do its what I can do with the phone. I find I am just more productive with the Arrive so yes I think its worth it.
    04-26-2011 01:03 PM
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