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Palm Pre 2

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Palm Pre 2 – can this WebOS phone compete

Gadgetmania
12 June 2011
  • Conclusion: The Palm Pre 2 is already available on sale for Verizon’s network or unlocked from Palm and other resellers. The $450 unlocked price is pretty good, so if you want a business phone that looks great and can do anything a Blackberry can (only better), then you should definitely consider the Pre 2 as your next smartphone.
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Overall 7
7.0

Palm Pre 2 (Verizon Wireless)

CNET
21 May 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.
  • Pros: The Palm Pre 2 ships with WebOS 2.0, which brings such improvements as better multitasking and enhanced universal search.
  • 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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Palm Pre 2 Video Review

phonedog.com
18 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Aaron does a review of the Palm Pre 2 , HP and Palm's newest webOS 2.0-powered smartphone. It packs a 1 GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera, and offers a few improvements over the form factor that you know and love from the original device. Special thanks to our friends at HP Canada for hooking us up with the review unit (eh?)!
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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
  • Excerpt: Verizon is offering the Palm Pre 2, which runs HP's webOS and includes a 3.1-inch touchscreen and a sliding keyboard. Is it worth getting or should customers wait for the[...
  • 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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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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