I used it Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.What did I like:- thought the WiFi was awesome…miss that from the Nokia E61 I used for a short time.- some web-based iPhone apps like the one for Facebook, iPhoneMiles- media and music support- Apple-centric sync — worked flawlessly for meMixed emotions:- keyboard / touchscreen…I can go either way as I got used to it pretty quicklyWhat I missed:- copy and paste (simple example: my wife texts me asking for a mobile number of friend — I had to write the number down on paper first before I could send it on)- shortcuts and streamlined steps to data and email applications- device optimized browser rendering — wasn’t sold on the “cool” pinching- SureType adding a period and many auto correct typing features- one-handed operation — felt like I had to use two hands to work the keyboard quickly – overall faster speed of applications I took the phone back, paid a $60 restocking fee, and quickly went back to the comfort of my BlackBerry Pearl. I love the navigation speed, SureType correction, texting, address book, calendar, and email push functionality on my Pearl. The size and light weight of the Pearl still makes it a winner.
Peter Rojas, Ryan Block, and Joshua Topolsky nails it for Palm over at Engadget today. Great read!I can’t think of a bigger misstep from any tech company as big as Palm…. Iomega rode high for a while, but CD burning, USB, and Flash made them obsolete.