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Palm Pre
5.6 out of 10

Palm Pre

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Overall 8
8.0

Palm Pre (Sprint)

PC Magazine
15 October 2009
  • Conclusion: The Palm Pre is the sexiest handset since the iPhone—and it also marks the dawn of a major new smartphone platform. Although it lacks third-party apps and has some battery life issues, it's much more fun than any other phone Sprint offers.
  • Pros: Excellent design. Very cool interface. Synergy feature consolidates e-mail, contacts, and calendars. Syncs with iTunes just like an iPod.
  • Cons: Very few third-party apps at launch. So-so reception. Short standby battery life. Limited IM apps.
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Overall 8
8.0

Palm Pre ( UK version)

CNET
7 October 2009
  • Summary: The Palm Pre matches the iPhone for touchscreen innovation, offering a user interface whose gesture and multi-touch capability make for a genuinely finger-friendly phone. The physical keyboard is handy, if you can get to grips with its tiny keys, but the App Catalog needs some serious attention
  • Pros: Clear, vivid display; responsive touchscreen; useful physical keyboard; well-designed, beautiful user interface; Synergy app brings together contacts from the cloud; comfortable to hold and make calls with; good connectivity, including 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.
  • Cons: Keyboard may be too small for some; short battery life; apps can be sluggish to load and phone is slow to boot; no memory-expansion slot; no on-screen keyboard; shelves are bare in the App Catalog.
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Palm Pre

Wired
4 June 2009
  • Excerpt: “Pre” is an odd name for a device that drops late into a corporate drama already loaded with twists, turns and setbacks. But if Palm is indicating that its new phone kicks off a new phase, maybe the Pre is aptly named after all.
  • Pros: Great look and superb feel. Well-conceived OS with multitasking and instant notification. Physical keyboard. Utilizes iTunes to load and refresh content.
  • Cons: Multitasking puts a big suck on the battery. Sprint exclusivity will be annoying to Palm-philes on a contract with AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile. Keyboard is puny. If Apple blocks the handset’s access to iTunes, Pre users are hosed.
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Overall 8
8.0

Palm Pre (Sprint) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
4 June 2009
  • Summary: We've seen many smart phones come and go since the original iPhone, and the $199 Palm Pre is the first device we've tested whose user interface not only matches up well to Apple's offering, but also beats it in some areas.
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Overall 8
8.0

Palm Pre

Trusted Reviews
22 June 2012
  • Summary: With the Palm Pre finally set to arrive in the UK, Ed finds out if it has been worth the wait.
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Overall 7
6.7
Performance 7
6.7

Palm Pre: Innovative OS isn't enough to rival iPhone and Android smartphones

PC Authority
8 November 2009
  • Summary: The new OS is good enough to ensure a devoted following, but this phone isn’t without its weaknesses. The big CES hit of 2009 fails to live up to the hype as a iPhone killer.
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Overall 8
8.0

Palm Pre

wired.co.uk
28 October 2009
  • Excerpt: Apple must feel its rivals breathing down its neck. Unsubtle hints that it might take legal action against Palm suggest a certain loss of cool in Cupertino, and you can see why. Palm put Jon Rubinstein, a former Apple man, in charge of its do-or-die smartphone launch, and the outcome is not bad at...
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Overall 8
8.0

The long-awaited Palm Pre lives up to the hype with a responsive touchscreen and an engaging interface, but a few hardware design flaws keep it from being the perfect smartphone.

Good Gear Guide.au
15 October 2009
  • Summary: Hardware flaws aside, the Palm Pre makes a solid impression. Its eye-catching design and smooth operation make this smartphone the most exciting device we've seen in a while.
  • Pros: Pre's webOS is gorgeous and easy to use, highly responsive multitouch display
  • Cons: Keyboard feels cramped and flimsy, lacks removable memory
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Overall 8
8.0

Palm Pre review

TechRadar UK
8 October 2009
  • Summary: Palm's great hope finally makes its debut on UK shores
  • Pros: Multi-tasking apps, Great media phone, Accurate touch screen, Responsive, Card interface is powerful, Push e-mail from Exchange
  • Cons: Cheap plastic case, No video recording, Fiddly keyboard, Interface requires practise, Poor app selection
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Overall 7
6.7
Value for money 7
6.7
Features 7
6.7
Ease of use 8
8.3

Palm Pre

PC Pro
7 October 2009
  • Conclusion: It's good enough to ensure a devoted following, but this much-hyped phone isn't without its weaknesses
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