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Deciding Between the Palm Pre, iPhone 3.0, and a New BlackBerry — Which Would You Rather Buy?

Would You Rather: Pre, iPhone 3.0, or New BlackBerry?

Hot dog, y'all — the Palm Pre is finally within reach and will be hitting store shelves June 6! Obviously, I'm pretty excited to check it out for myself, but I am having a bit of an internal debate: will I fork over last month's savings for Palm's newest smartphone, or will I wait (and wait and wait) it out to pick up the latest version of the iPhone, which is surely being released the week following the Pre launch?

And to make deciding where to throw my cash even more difficult, there's word that there will not only be a touchscreen Bold coming our way soon, but a new Storm as well. Decisions, decisions! I'm sure I'm not alone here, being stuck between a rock and hard place, so tell me: which shiny new smartphone would you rather buy?

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iblastoff iblastoff 6 years
definitely palm pre or one of the htc android phones. i have an iphone 3g and its the worst thing ever basically.
T-S T-S 6 years
That's fair, I suppose a faster processor would be nice! But I will stick with my 1st gen for as long as the plan is $15 cheaper per month and I save $180 a year.
T-S T-S 6 years
That's fair, I suppose a faster processor would be nice!But I will stick with my 1st gen for as long as the plan is $15 cheaper per month and I save $180 a year.
SB-Marilyn SB-Marilyn 6 years
What about a faster processor?? I for one would like more speed. Other than that TrueSong you are correct that so many of its fantastic improvements will be coming in the software update. I don't think I would even recommend to my clients on doing an upgrade if they currently own the 3G version. Unfortunately I'm an über Mac geek and will have to have it. I would put money on it that we will see new hardware June/July.
T-S T-S 6 years
Even if there is a hardware update, one, you can't be sure when its coming and two, there's very little that can improve beyond storage capacity. Maybe a better camera or better battery life. But the beauty of the iPhone is that 90% of all improvements will come from software updates.
SB-Marilyn SB-Marilyn 6 years
I'm fairly sure there will be a hardware update to the iPhone in the next couple of months. Apple's WWDC is the first week of June and a fantastic time to make an official announcement. They have a fairly predictable refresh schedule on all their products. Also keep in mind last year they released the new 2.0 software and App store the same day the iPhone 3G was released. Oh, and as far as the question at hand I'll be getting a new iPhone :-)
SB-Marilyn SB-Marilyn 6 years
I'm fairly sure there will be a hardware update to the iPhone in the next couple of months. Apple's WWDC is the first week of June and a fantastic time to make an official announcement. They have a fairly predictable refresh schedule on all their products. Also keep in mind last year they released the new 2.0 software and App store the same day the iPhone 3G was released. Oh, and as far as the question at hand I'll be getting a new iPhone :-)
BellaEdward4ever BellaEdward4ever 6 years
I've read a ton of new stories about a new iPhone coming out in June...even if it's just a software update I'll definitely buy one. My ancient Razr is on its last legs and I'm a total Apple lover.
chakra_healer chakra_healer 6 years
I'll wait for a giveaway before answering this question. :)
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 6 years
I know for sure it won't be an iphone because at&t is horrible where I live. i've been craving the palm pre since january but I want to see what blackberry has in store for sprint as well. but that could take ages :( and I want a new phone now!
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 6 years
blackberry. i definitely need the keyboard.
junemon junemon 6 years
iphones & ipods never seem to be able to change by much.. they just change the way the outside looks! i'm all for the pre.. it's so fresh!
Ales Ales 6 years
Just like aistea311. I'm keeping my iphone 3G and looking forward to the software upgrade =)
aistea311 aistea311 6 years
I have my iPhone 3G, but am really looking forward to the software upgrade and finally see what the new one will look like.
T-S T-S 6 years
I haven't been reading macrumors as frequently as I once did. Is there a hardware update coming? I thought it was just the new 3.0 software.
tsp tsp 6 years
the iPhone can't come out too soon. my bb is on its last leg and i am (somewhat) patiently awaiting the new iPhone. I can't wait!
T-S T-S 6 years
My 1st gen iPhone is still kicking and can do everything the new ones can do, and the data plan is only $20 a month!
Matdredalia Matdredalia 6 years
Well as shameful as this is for me to admit as a geek, I just got my first cell, let alone SMART phone last week. Its a vey sexy blackberry curve and while at the time I would have loved to have gotten an iPhone, after spending a week with my BlackBerry and having spent months with my hubbies iPod touch.....if it were me, I'd totlally go for the BB Storm.BlackBerries may not get all of the crazy apps that iPhone owners do but the BB has lots of pwerful and more practical apps. I am totally a CrackBerry addict. So like I saidN IF I needed a new phone itd be all about the new Storm.
Sofia-Soubrette Sofia-Soubrette 6 years
I'm a Mac girl...I love my 1st Gen iPhone and have waited for the 3rd version to upgrade! Hooray!
heatherhas heatherhas 6 years
I've been hanging on to my BB for two years now, and it is finally a reasonable time for an upgrade! iphone 3.0, here I come. :) But I wont be waiting in line. Such a waste of time.
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