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Palm-pre.1072065
5.9 out of 10

Palm Pre

Palm Pre This mobile phone model was launched at CES in Janu Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Palm Pre

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Overall 4
4.0

This phone isn't as cool as it is cracked up to be.

patrickstar760, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: This phone has a few cool features, but there are definitely many more cons than pros. The battery life is terrible, the internet is super slow, making it almost impossible to do anything on the web unless connected to WiFi. It comes with only a few ways to personalize your phone, the rest must be downloaded seperatly. For example: you must download a patch to switch the text messaging alert volume or to forward an email. These patches take forever to download.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great concept, but need to work on phone and battery.

sb007, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: My husband and I got these phones when we signed up with the first provider that carried them. At first I was in love. I was able to sync my three email accounts, which automatically updated my phonebook and calendar. The phone would automatically update with necessary patches. We had to wait a couple of months for the video function. Who makes a phone these days without video? Anyhow, the phone stays smudged. The apps crap out all the time.
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Overall 3
3.0

"Palm is CRAP!!!!!"

en1908, CNET
12 February 2011
  • Pros: You can dial from it.....
  • Cons: Battery life horrible, when charging the phone backside gets hot, have had several port issues...
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed

razzledazzlemcb, Ebay
28 January 2011
  • Summary: I bought the Palm Pre because I had an upgrade available for my Verizon account. I tried to get a touch-screen phone without the huge, expensive data package, but there weren't any available. I received my Palm Pre in the mail and could not get it to work properly, so I went to the Verizon Store and had a representative order me a new one. The second phone I received started having sound problems within a month or so.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Great Software + Terrible hardware = No Win Situation"

gneckermann, CNET
29 November 2010
  • Pros: WebOS was the game changer everybody said it could be. Intuitive, user friendly, all the techie adjectives fit. I've played w/ every other touch screen OS out there and this one wins hands down.
  • Cons: Quality of Hardware. While the software rocks, the hardware its built on is slow and highly prone to malfuntion. I'm on my 3rd handset in less than 15-months and guess what, #3 is already screwed up as well.
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Overall 3
3.0

"Works well 6 months at a time"

z06stinger, CNET
20 September 2010
  • Pros: multi-tasking
  • Cons: Screen failures, power failures, power button failures
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Overall 4
4.0

"After 8 months, I can't wait to get rid of this phone!!"

lycn, CNET
20 September 2010
  • Pros: download and run multiple aps, Google sync, good speaker
  • Cons: Battery life Slow to Function No SD card Camera is ok, but I've seen better photos with poorer and cheaper phones.
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Overall 4
4.0

"After one year's use, it's a TURKEY of a phone"

green2u, CNET
3 August 2010
  • Pros: Size, screen clarity, syncs with Facebook and LinkedIn contacts, nice camera with flash.
  • Cons: I'm on my 4th Pre in one year! I have NEVER in my 8 yrs of cellphone use had to return a phone, much less 3 times in a year! The keyboard is way too small. Switching from landscape to portrait requires shaking it a lot (not intuitive). Lack of apps.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Good phone, but breaks frequently"

FLHgg, CNET
11 July 2010
  • Pros: This phone has a lot of functionality and the ability to have multiple applications running smoothly.
  • Cons: This phone has a lot of problems that seam to be fairly normal. I have had to have 5 replaced for software issues and one because the power button broke which apparently was normal.
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Overall 4
4.0

"The smart phone that sometime forgets to be a phone."

tmaddry, CNET
12 May 2010
  • Pros: Multi-source integration is solid and convenient, good web browser and multimedia.
  • Cons: Keyboard is a squeeze, battery life is poor (less than a full day with moderate use), responsiveness slow, calendar application is clunky and lacks basic options.
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