Palm Pre users jump ship to Sprint EVO 4G?

With Sprint coming out with the HTC EVO 4G Smartphone later this week, there’s been a lot of talk of Palm Pre owners jumping ship to that handset. Apparently, this new device is running the much-improved version of the Android OS along with having superior hardware features. Front and back cameras, large hi-res screen, WiFi Hotspot capability, you name it. And, it is designed to run Sprint’s new 4G high-speed cellular network. So if you’re fortunate to be living in an area with 4G, get ready for some high-speed data access.

The downside for users, is that it seems Sprint will be charging extra for some of these new features. From what I can tell, there will be an extra $10 US per month charge for the EVO (I suppose for the faster data speeds), and an extra charge for using the Hotspot feature. Not so good.

This is not a good thing for Palm (and now HP) because it means new and existing Sprint customers will probably go for the EVO over the Palm Pre/Pixi handsets. I probably would, if I didn’t have my developer ties with the WebOS. It seems that Palm/HP should be working feverishly on putting out a new handset that can complete with the EVO and Apple iPhone ASAP.

Personally, I prefer using my Palm Pixi with WebOS over an Apple and Android OS phone. The WebOS’ nice user interface, multitasking, and wonderful Touchstone charger makes it a perfect phone for my use. For a new WebOS handset, I would certainly like a faster CPU, more battery life, video chat capability, and free WiFi Hotspot features.


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Mobile Devices Developer, specializing in creating apps for the Palm WebOS devices.
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