For the last 16 months*, I have proudly carried a Palm Pre, despite the snickers of iPhone fanatics and attacks by Android fanboys. I was a Palm loyalist and had been using Palm products since the days of the original Pilot. I defended the platform as growing and full of potential, with more apps coming just around the corner. The phone's sluggishness would surely be addressed in another point release. I even liked that sharp edge at the bottom of the phone. Despite all this, I walked into a Sprint store last week and sold my Pre back to them for $22 and change, knowing it might be the last Palm product I ever own.