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Palm Pre

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  • User Score (367)
    7.6 7.6 from 367 reviewers
  • Expert Score (24)
    7.8 7.8 from 24 reviewers
  • Design (2)
    6.9 6.9 from 2 reviewers
  • Value for money (12)
    5.4 5.4 from 12 reviewers
  • Features (11)
    5.8 5.8 from 11 reviewers
  • Ease of use (6)
    6.7 6.7 from 6 reviewers
  • Performance (4)
    6.2 6.2 from 4 reviewers
  • Sound quality (3)
    5.6 5.6 from 3 reviewers
  • Sound (2)
    6.1 6.1 from 2 reviewers
  • Durability (6)
    5.8 5.8 from 6 reviewers
  • Looks (8)
    5.1 5.1 from 8 reviewers
  • Battery performance (21)
    5.2 5.2 from 21 reviewers
  • Display (4)
    6.2 6.2 from 4 reviewers
  • Build quality (2)
    3.8 3.8 from 2 reviewers
  • Camera (2)
    6.5 6.5 from 2 reviewers
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Palm Pre

This mobile phone model was launched at CES in January 2009 by Palm and is slated to be released by June 2009 before Summer. Its outer look is made of a sleek, glossy plastic with a curvy touch in the back and around the sides of the phone. It has been noted to be slightly smaller than the iPhone, when closed. Buttons on the left side are to be used for the volume, a 3.5mm headphone jack and also, ringer on/off switch is located on the top and at the back is where the speaker is found. Also …

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Palm Pre

This mobile phone model was launched at CES in January 2009 by Palm and is slated to be released by June 2009 before Summer. Its outer look is made of a sleek, glossy plastic with a curvy touch in the back and around the sides of the phone. It has been noted to be slightly smaller than the iPhone, when closed. Buttons on the left side are to be used for the volume, a 3.5mm headphone jack and also, ringer on/off switch is located on the top and at the back is where the speaker is found. Also found at the back is the 3 megapixel camera with LED flash. A Micro USB port is included for charging purposes or for transferring files. The Palm Pre is advertised to have a light sensor, proximity sensor, and accelerometer. Two versions of this phone will be released as of now. A Sprint-release with EV-DO Rev. A and 802.11b/g, includes Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR and A2DP as the first release and the second release will feature 3G GSM in place of EV-DO.

Features

New features added in this phone are firstly, the Synergy from Palm that allows for contacts and calendars to be pulled together from different sources without changing or integrating that data. Another feature is it has a rich search function which pulls up a dialog when you begin typing something on the keyboard. The browser included is Webkit based. It also has the copy-and-paste function just by a few gestures. It also has a new operating system that is said to be a first-timer under the name of webOs. The webOS is developed under Linux. It features a 3.1-inch touchscreen that covers the front of this phone. The screen resolution is 480 x 320 and a higher pixel density than the Apple's device. The QWERTY keyboard is hidden underneath and can be accessed by just sliding it out. As it has a touchscreen display, there’s an area just below the screen that has been intended to be used for finger and thumb swipes. Near that area, there’s a button that has the appearance of a movable trackball and that button is said to be used to call up one of the “cards”. This model uses “jelly keys” as similar to the ones featured on the Centro. Palm has included the Touchstone, a charger that can be used to hold the phone atop it for power. An AGPS chip is featured on the phone as a navigation software on-board is featured as well.

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  • Battery

    And the battery life?? is better or worst than nokia n97 or new iphone 3G S. Thanks

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2009-06-12

  • Pre video recording?

    Does any one know when we will have video recording capabilities for the Palm Pre? Also, does any one know of any good protective accessories for the Pre besides Seidio products?

    Answered by Lean 2009-10-19:

    The video recording capabilities: 30fps at 320x480px with pretty good clarity and color.

  • facebook application on the pre

    When my friends post something on facebook, normally you can comment on their post or 'like' what they posted. When on the palm pre I am not able to do that. HELP??

    Answered by Suejung 2009-10-19:

    I don't have an answer for you, but that is quite annoying. I'd like some help with that as

    Answered by Lean 2009-10-19:

    Unfortunately, the Palm Pre doesn’t support AutoDiscover or EWS. This causes difficulties to comment or get 'error' messages. You can try the 'Mobile Facebook updated for Pre

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