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
Conclusion: We like the Palm Pre 2 a lot, and while we aren't convinced it's going to be a market hit, would very much like it to be. It is a well sized, ergonomic handset with a great UI and an incredibly intuitive phonebook experience thanks to the Just Type functionality. It also offers enough fun to keep you entertained on a commute home and is very well connected.
Pros: Easy to call / text / email quickly with Just Type, Superb at multi-tasking support and visualization, Fantastic Facebook app
Cons: Poor camera / camera options, Occasional stability issues, Limited app support
Conclusion: Hats off to Palm for carving a place for itself in the crowded smart phone market, with its brace of handsets that manage to combine cute good looks with powerful smarts and a uniquely different OS. This latest version of the QWERTY-packing Pre series raises the bar again with its beefed up processor, superior camera and extra functionality from webOS 2.0.
Pros: Decent capacitive touch screen, webOS 2.0, GPS, Wi-Fi, 1GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera, Flash video support
Cons: Squishy keys, no memory expansion, camera could do with more features
Excerpt: The Palm Pre 2 is HP’s first webOS smartphone since acquiring Palm. It’s pretty much a splitting image of its namesake predecessor, but it does come with several improvements. Compared to the Palm Pre , this QWERTY phone now features double the RAM (512MB), double the internal memory (16GB), a better 5-megapixel camera with video recording capabilities, a more powerful 1GHz processor, and a Gorilla Glass protected touchscreen display.
Summary: Overall the Palm Pre 2 is a thoroughly decent device. It has all the power, storage and functionality that most users will require. It’s not going to beat the likes of the iPhone 4 or the HTC Desire HD, but we don’t think this is Palm’s intention.
Pros: Strong OS, plesant UI, decent processor, easy to use, looks good, compact, good screen, lots of syncing options, lightweight
Cons: Qwerty is a bit pokey, not enough free apps, no official Twitter client