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    abw1987
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    Hi everyone,

    Been a while since I've visited here, but I need your help! I did post this over at Howardforum, but thought I might get some different perspectives here.

    I recently joined a new company and am able to order a smartphone. We can choose any of the major networks, and any of the phones (from a company list) available on those networks. Most new hires go for the iPhone now that that's available, but if I wanted to be stuck in a featureless box I would've plotted to terrorize the USA so I could live in Gitmo.

    I've narrowed my decision down to the HTC Touch Pro2 and the Palm Pre (Plus, if I use Verizon).

    I'm also open to the Pixi Plus and its nicer keyboard, although I'm hesitant due to the slower processor, smaller storage, smaller screen.

    Originally I thought I was set on the Pre Plus, since it is mobile hotspot capable. Then I found out that costs $40/month, which is ridiculous. So now the decision is a bit harder.

    Obviously I would use Verizon if I'm just using the phone as a phone. But I'm not sure about their capabilities as far as tethering hacks. If it's possible to tether on Sprint and not on Verizon, that would be enough to sway me. (I'm fairly good with phone hacks, so I'd be willing to attempt any special customizations in order to tether.)

    What I like about the Pre Plus:
    - Capacitive touchscreen
    - General aesthetics
    - Polished UI, good multitasking management

    What I don't like about the Pre Plus:
    - App availability
    - Smaller screen
    - Poor battery life?

    What I like about the Touch Pro2:
    - Bigger screen
    - Bigger keyboard
    - App and customization flexibility
    - More geeky-looking

    What I don't like about the Touch Pro2:
    - Resistive touchscreen
    - Seemed a bit sluggish in the store (especially the browser, although maybe upgrading to Opera would help?)
    - Poor battery life?
    - Comes with WinMo6.1? (Although maybe it's easy to upgrade to 6.5?)

    What do you guys think? Is there anything specifically I should know about that might tip me one way or the other?

    What are your general thoughts on the phone and Verizon vs. Sprint?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks!


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    Re: HTC Touch Pro2 vs Palm Pre (Plus)

    I've used both phones and out of the two I would get the Touch Pro2. The Pre Plus is just too small and simple for me.

    I posted a thread here on how to make the Touch Pro2 a hotspot for free, but you have to disable the app to get outgoing wifi on the phone. http://cellphoneforums.net/htc/t3039...ss-router.html
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    Re: HTC Touch Pro2 vs Palm Pre (Plus)

    Thanks for the input.

    So you don't think the resistive/nonmultitouch screen on the TP2 is enough to make the Pre+ more attractive?

    And any word on that guy who claimed "I found that it screwed up the data connection of the phone when not using the program" in the thread you just linked to?

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    Re: HTC Touch Pro2 vs Palm Pre (Plus)

    I didn't mind the resistive screen of the touch pro2.

    I did a review on the Pre Plus here, btw: http://cellphoneforums.net/cell-phon...us-review.html

    That's what I was referring to about the wifi above
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    Re: HTC Touch Pro2 vs Palm Pre (Plus)

    Well I'm starting to lean further towards the TP2, just because of all the customization possibilities I continue to hear about.

    Any major drawbacks about the TP2 that I should know about?
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