T-plus 8 hours with the Pre

Early this morning I did something that I have been dreading for a long while: I called to see when I qualified to get a new phone. Why did I dread this you ask? Well, I knew once I was able to get a new phone that I’d impatiently wait until I broke down and go buy a .  Here are some of my initial thoughts.  This is in no way comprehensive nor unbiased; it’s just what I think after playing with the phone for 8 hours, but if you don’t agree with me then you’re wrong.

First an overview. The Pre uses a “card” for each actively running program. You can switch between cards at any time by hitting the center button.  When you’re looking at the screen, the programs all look like cards, so it’s not that much of a stretch to call them that.  The point of these is to easily switch between programs without needing to close any.

Hit the jump for a few thoughts on specific features and for more of my literary witticism.

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iPhone (AT&T), Pre (Sprint) or Andriod (T-Mobile)

Come late July/early August I have a decision to make. My contract is up with , and while I’ve had pretty decent service with them ( overall ), there are times where I have been greatly troubled with ’s coverage and there anemic G3 support.

I currently have the T-Mobile Wing, and while it’s a decent phone, it’s left me wanting more. I need/want a phone that reacts faster. I love the real keyboard that’s pretty amazing, I like the fairly large screen, but there are many things I wish it did….better.

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