Summary: If you are looking to cut your cell bill down and still have a smart phone then this phone might be right for you. However be warned that if you are use to Android or Apple phones then this could take some getting use to.
Great OS! Too bad that the hardware only lasted 13 months!
14 April 2013
Summary: I bought my Palm Pre 2 about 13 months ago. I have been extremely happy with WebOS, and it would take something major to make me switch to one of the other mainstream platforms. Synergy is the most intuitive way that I have come across of storing contacts. I cannot talk enough about how user-friendly everything is. Sadly, I have been experiencing some problems with gestures (the on-escreen swiping) this past few weeks.
Summary: I like Palm stuff -- I have carried Pilots and successor models since they first appeared. I even put up with Palm QA problems to carry the T|X. I own two Treo 680s and two Centros -- they are all in use. The Pre always intrigued me, but the problems with build quality were troublesome. I bought this Pre 2 based on reviews suggesting the build-quality issue had been addressed; I considered a Pre 3, but the cost was more than I was prepared to pay "on spec".
Well-designed but OS abandoned by foolish HP management.
Savvy Scott, Amazon
26 December 2012
Summary: This is well-designed phone: rubberized surface, induction charging, slide out keyboard and great Palm OS/HP WebOS. Unfortunately, after the disaster of Carly Fiorina's leadership, HP made the mistake of hiring a CEO from SAP, a German business software company. In the one year that gentleman was there, HP took it's $1bn+ into Palm, launced HP WebOS and two months' later, abandoned the platform and products!
A powerful and well put together smartphone, but the early death of WebOS leaves it a little immature.
Edan Levy, Amazon
29 November 2012
Summary: Hands down; this is the most gorgeous looking phone on the market. It's compact, looks unlike anything else on the market and it feels great in the hand. The small form factor is perfect for one hand use and the rubberized materials stick it to your skin without fear of slipping. On the construction side the phone is also pretty good; a satisfying strong slider mechanism makes it feel sturdy and purposeful, while the full QWERTY keyboard is perfect for everyday use.
Summary: Good phone. It takes excellent pictures. There are not many of the popular apps available on this phone but it does what you need. Very easy to use, lightweight and compact. All in all, I am satisfied.