I got the Palm Pre on day-one a little over a year ago. I was initially excited about this phone, thinking that it was going to allow me to do all sorts of things on my phone, and basically minimize the need for a computer to do things like read email, search the web, and buy/play music. While I was in fact able to do all those things, I was also very disappointed in the Pre. The big reason for my disappointment? Glitches!
The most memorable of these glitches happened when Cori and I went to Florida a few weeks ago. When I turned my phone on in Florida, the thing went crazy, registering “ghost-taps” on the touchscreen, which opened random applications, and even dialed some of my contacts. This happened over the course of several days and nights, and I actually woke up one night to find that my phone had dialed my brother and left him a 15 minute voicemail… I’ve also had some hardware issues, with the button used to turn the phone and screen off or on breaking this past week–meaning that I cannot turn the phone off or on. Yeah.
So I’ve been looking for a new phone to replace the Pre, and the top of my list so far is the Samsung Epic 4g, for Sprint. The Epic 4g is part of the “Galaxy S” line of phones from Samsung, which are all the rage right now for anyone not looking to buy an iPhone 4 (or 4g later this year). The specifications for the Galaxy S phones are pretty nifty, and the Epic 4g has a physical keyboard, which is a big draw for me (after my negative experiences with the “ghost-taps” on my Pre’s touchscreen).
Here’s a video preview of the Samsung Epic, which is tentatively set for release on August 20th of this year.