Review: Palm Pre
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Is It Your Type? Body The Three S's Touch Touchstone
Jun 3, 2009, 8:37 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Palm hopes the Pre can bring it back from the brink of extinction. Based on what Phone Scoop sees, Palm's chances of salvation are pretty good. The Pre is a solid phone, even if it makes a few mistakes.
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After a long wait since the initial announcement at CES in January, the Palm Pre is finally here. Is it your type? Well, if you're the kind of person who wants the latest greatest thing? Yes. If you're the type who is a Palm fanatic. Yes. If you're on the fence about smartphones in general, the Pre may be the device that makes you a convert. That doesn't mean it's for everyone, however, and there are some notably absent features.
Phone Scoop takes a hands-on look at the new webOS 1.4 system software for Palm devices, including a tour of the new video shooting software.
In this video, Phone Scoop takes a quick look at the Palm Pre Plus for Verizon Wireless, and an in-depth look at the Mobile Hotspot application.
Live from the CTIA show in Las Vegas. Hands-on with new phones from Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC, Kyocera Sanyo, Sony Ericsson, and Nokia, plus office software for iPhone and a sat phone.
Live from Vegas. In depth hands-on with the Palm Pre, plus hands-on with watch phones, wireless charging, and new phones from LG, PCD, BlackBerry, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, and more.
Motorola has a new affordable 5G phone that they're calling simply "moto g 5G". It has a 50 megapixel camera with a wide array of Motorola's distinct camera software features.
Rebooting the phone did take care of the problem."
Did you ever receive any response from Palm or Sprint regarding this signal issue? It seems nearly, if not, all...
Palm Pre Lacks
File Storage/ Install
I had a Treo that required users to transfer data/programs via Palm's Quick Install tool.
I now have a PPC Mogul that basically acts as an external hard drive which allows me to drag & drop files at will.
Thanks for the info!
not the price tear i wanted...
iphone 3g 199.99 no rebate
palm pre 299.99 with 100 dallar rebate (lame)
its all the same after the rebate but i just hate having to do them...
I believe the word you want to use is tier. No need to fret my friend. Technology always costs the most when is introduced initially. The only negative about the pre is the camera not the price. In the future, both will be resolved.
i actually had a chance to talk to a guy who's company was awarded an Mojo SDK (Palms development environme...
A day late and a dollar short.
It kind of feels like every few months or so Sprint tries to unviel a new "iPhone killer" and it really is starting to get irritating. "the cell phone provider who called wolf"
The pre is a good phone. But for what it is trying to do, it just seems like too little, too late.
Bluetooth connectivity with my car...???
Also, does anyone know where I can find a list of applications that are currently available for download? I really want/need Slacker and Wall Street Journal Mobile on it... Thanks.
Sprint Pre Holsters
Please keep in mind.....
The bright side is that I don't think it's going to take much longer for either a software upgrade or a 3rd party app to add one or both of those features that are currently lacking. Even without those features its an extremely solid device with excellent web browsing and syncing features. It was mentioned in the review that there doesn't seem to be much benefit to the card system. On that note I flat-out disagree. I can jam out to my stations on Pandora while responding...
email synch times
Dude.. wait... what?!
So.. what youre saying is, you see no benefit to the entire basis of the OS?! Letting you switch between many open applications at a time and not have to re-load them (a la the jesusphone.. er.. iphone).
And, give anyone any phone that theyre not familiar with and they will become confused and frustrated, I hate using the iPhone because Im not familiar with it.
Why do I need to hit that little non descript button at the bottom?? Oh, that takes me back to the main menu.. but what about what I was just doing?! What?.. I have to find that icon ...
The webOS card system isn't difficult to master, but it does require an explanation and a small learning curve. Same for the gestures. If you didn't know about them, you'd probably never guess. None ...
If you have more than, say, 8 or 10 cards open, it is no faster to use the cards versus simply jumping into the main menu...
Can the led be used as a flashlight?
My w810 has this and I don't find many phones that do.
Are you sure you peeled all protective plastic film from the Pre you reviewed?
The photos on the "Body" page of your review show rough edges and a few marks that look like the little bubbles underneath the plastic wrap that many new products come with. The fourth photo clearly shows protective plastic wrap on the back cover of the phone.
https://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=27 ... »
Rough edges are shown along the seam of the right side of the phone, especially around the MicroSD cover, pictured in the eleventh photo. Are these actually the rough edges of the molded plastic upper body?
https://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=27 ... »
Could that be a tiny bubbl...
Sorry, Eric (not Steve).
P.S. How do I edit my own postings?
This Palm seems to be refreshing. there is never going to be one cell phone thats going to take over and kill all other phones because has humans we are complex and all unique.
Some like the Iphone. I for one love the Iphone I just hate the fact that it didn't have a keyboard. The Samsung Instinct doesn't have a Keyboard. The Blackberry Storm doesn't have a keyboard. The HTC touch Pro has a keyboard and touch screen 🙂 and ...
Pre vs iPhone vs Android
I like Android, and feel it has p...