- 10-02-2008, 10:41 AM #26
- 10-02-2008, 11:41 AM #27
The centro i had hardly crashed at all. The iphone has been the worst phone i've had in terms of crashing. More laggy as well. In terms of volume and calls, the iphone really is below average. The centro trumps again (easily) in this department.
It's one thing to love the iphone for what it can do, but be fair about it. I've no experience with the gsm palms and left the cdma 600 series long behind but the centro was and still is a pretty solid phone. Not real fair to compare much older palm models with the newest iphone is it?
- 10-02-2008, 12:55 PM #28
- 10-02-2008, 02:00 PM #29
- 10-02-2008, 02:11 PM #30
If anything, comparing a truly multi-tasked and fully background-capable WM or Android would be less ideal as comparisons with iPhone. But being that they all live in the Smartphone marketplace and intend to serve similar customer needs, it's inevitable that they will be compared. If Palm chooses to take even more time updating it's OS and not really innovating on the hardware front, that's not the marketplace's fault... let the comparisons fly.
- 10-03-2008, 10:51 AM #31
Yeah, i about left palm over the 755p that never got updated and when it did, we were already looking at other things. Even the update (after more than a year) bricked a number of phones.
Still, the bugs seemed to be more hardware related. The centro finally seemed to be palm's end of evolution device for its palm OS as i heard the hardware was redesigned totally. In fairness, it works great. It's a great form factor, comfortable to use, snappy, and didn't have some of the annoyances of prior treos.
This is a weird era. Many have already complained the palm OS is aging and doesn't fill their needs and i just shake my head. Now i'm only from a sprint point of view (no gsm) but the centro is only limited in that it can't multitask, can't offer gps, or wifi. I think it could link with a bluetooth gps and i'm pretty sure you can put software on it to enable stereo BT. In addition, i've not seen an app that can do what Call Rec can.
But..i wouldn't think multitasking is much of a demand for most users. The iphone isn't. Only Wm is and to be honest, it slows down if you really take advantage of it.
Wifi is another i would hardly use since the Centro was 3g ready from the start on sprint. GPS isn't either, but that's just a personal thing since i already have had Garmins from years ago.
So, yes, its the same palm OS, but yet it's still superior in a lot of ways to the most modern OS's. I tend to think its more about the looks. People got tired of looking at the same palm icons. Or the same hardware. IMO, palm could easily add cosmetic touches, call it an OS update, and people wouldn't harp on it as much. It's probably why Touch Launcher is the number one palm app right now. It provides a different look.
- 10-03-2008, 04:52 PM #32
I know usage patterns vary widely... but for me the PalmOS was limiting me in ways I didn't even realize until I got onto a device that could do things I secretly wanted but learned to stop asking for. Yes, Palm has a tremendously efficient and usable UI -- best of class still -- but the OS must be able to keep up with changing needs. Palm totally missed that boat. WM was for them, I think, a meaculpa to the fact that if they didn't do /something/ they were going to miss out on the Enterprise big time (even if I don't tend to prefer WM myself).
All that said, I also admit iPhone has serious improvement needs... think foreclosed house you're picking up for a steal but needs some real investment before it's a truly great place to live. I do adore my iPhone, but the area of PIM is one that I am particularly hoping for significant improvement. This device can do so many great and marvelous things, but it has a little trouble doing the basics.