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Palm Pre 2

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Palm Pre 2 Review by Darren

phonedog.com
18 June 2011
  • Summary: I know a lot of you would want to wait for different hardware to even consider a webOS device and I don’t blame you.  I’d love to see a slim, large screened webOS phone as well but the Pre 2 does an excellent job for what it is.  Looking at webOS, I occasionally feel like it is too...cartoonish, if that makes sense.  It’s a great OS but looks like it’s made for a younger audience.
  • Pros: Fits nicely in the hand; improved camera; improved battery life; 1GHz processor; rubberized feel.  HP webOS 2.0 brings many welcome changes.
  • Cons: Very similar to older models; small keyboard; not very slim; slider still wobbles.
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Palm Pre 2 Video Review

phonedog.com
15 June 2011
Overall 6
6.0

Palm Pre 2 (Verizon Wireless)

PC Magazine
17 May 2011
  • Conclusion: HP has big plans for WebOS, but the Palm Pre 2 feels like a throwback to 2010. It's fun, but far from cutting edge.
  • Pros: Pleasantly compact. Bright, responsive display. Fast, fluid OS. Mobile hotspot.
  • Cons: Weak app catalog. Hardware specs are still nothing special. No voice dialing. Weak speakerphone.
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Overall 8
8.0

Palm Pre 2 Review

Brighthand
15 May 2011
  • Summary: If you're in love with the webOS platform and can't wait until this summer for the Palm Pre 3, or your older device has suffered an unfortunate accident, then the Palm Pre 2 is fairly attractive at the low $50 price point. It's small, light, and does a great job of keeping you on track by seamlessly organizing all of your information in the background. It doesn't have the gee-whiz factor of the latest and greatest devices, but it's a solid, usable smartphone.
  • Pros: Simple, understated design, Easy to use webOS, Good battery life, Good camera
  • Cons: Small keyboard makes accurate text-entry tricky, Adobe Flash support is hit or miss, Fewer third-party apps than competitors
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Expert Review

Mobile Tech Addicts
16 March 2011
  • Conclusion: Like many people who have used webOS, I think that Palm/HP is onto a winner with webOS but until they offer a compelling app platform for developers, good hardware for users and market the hell out of the handset, I cannot see webOS ever being a success.
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Overall 8
7.5

Verizon Pre 2 Review

Phone Arena
3 March 2011
  • Conclusion: Overall, there is a lot to like about the Palm Pre 2 . We like its overall shape, though its design is a bit dated now, but it’s easy to hold and feels comfortable in the hand. The improved webOS 2.0 software and 1GHz processor makes the Pre 2 feel faster and more powerful than the Pre Plus .
  • Pros: Easy to use webOS 2.0 user interface, Multitasking ‘card’ visualization, Fast 1GHz processor, 16GB internal memory
  • Cons: Limited app downloads, QWERTY keyboard is still too small, Camera lacks autofocus
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Overall 8
8.0

Palm Pre 2 Review

Bright Hub
5 February 2011
  • Excerpt: Planning to buy the Palm Pre 2? Check out this review to see how it fares against the competition - iPhone and Android.
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Overall 7
7.0

Palm Pre 2 (Verizon Wireless)

CNET
3 February 2011
  • Summary: The enhancements in WebOS 2.0 make the Palm Pre 2 a very capable smartphone, but we think it's worth waiting for the HP Pre 3, which will offer hardware improvements to complement the software upgrades.
  • Cons: The Pre 2 doesn't offer a lot of hardware changes over its predecessor. The smartphone can also be sluggish.
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PHOTOVIEW: HP Palm Pre 2 webOS 2.0 Smartphone

theunwired
10 January 2011
  • Excerpt: The recently announced and launched HP Palm Pre 2 is the first webOS smartphone from HP, after it acquired Palm earlier this year ; but it's also the first webOS 2.0 . The Palm Pre 2 (which follows the Palm Pre and the Palm Pre Plus) is available in a North American CDMA version as well as a rest of the world UMTS version. It's powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm CPU and features a 5 megapixel fixfocus camera with LED flash.
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Palm Pre 2 Review

cellphonequick.com
1 January 2011
  • Summary: HP just announced the update to webOS operating system — webOS 2.0 — along with a new phone, the HP Palm Pre 2 smartphone. The HP Palm Pre 2 is powered by 1 GHz processor, 16 GB of storage, 3.1 inch HVGA multitouch display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and Geo tagging, accelerometer, a proximity and ambient light sensors, and up to 5.5 hours talk time and 350 hours battery life.
  • Cons: Easy to call / text / email quickly with Just Type, Superb at multi-tasking support and visualization, Fantastic Facebook app, Poor camera / camera options, Occasional stability issues, Limited app support
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