Great phone if you don't want or need all the latest technology.
6 December 2013
Summary: Great phone if you don't need all the latest and not always greatest technology. I purchased this phone to replace a 3 year old Palm Pre that had been dropped one too many times. My data contract featured unlimited data. Since this phone's hotspot feature is the only internet access for my wife and I during our four month Arizona winter, we wanted to keep the data plan which can no longer be purchased.
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!
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.