|PALM PRE - 8GB - BLACK (SPRINT) SMARTPHONE CELL PHONE QWERTY SLIDER TOUCH|
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|PALM PRE - SPRINT - LOWER CONDITION USED|
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|Sleek and trendy, the Palm Pre is a smartphone suitable for youngsters. This Palm smartphone is powered by a 600 MHz Cortex-A8 processor that enables multitasking. With PowerVR SGX GPU on the Palm Pre, you can smoothly play HD games. The 3.1-inch touchscreen display of this QWERTY mobile has a 480x320-pixel resolution and delivers images in rich colors. A 3.15 MP camera with LED flash in this Palm smartphone enables you to capture amazing quality photographs. What’s more, you can surf the web, check mails, and stream videos, thanks to the 3G support of this QWERTY mobile.|
|Family Line||Palm Pre|
|Storage Capacity||8 GB|
|Network Technology||CDMA2000 1X, EVDO Rev. A|
|Band||CDMA2000 1X 1900/800|
|Operating System||Palm webOS|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|Diagonal Screen Size||3.1 in.|
|Display Resolution||320 x 480 pixels|
|Color Depth||24-bit (16.7 million colors)|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||Yes|
The Palm Pre's multitasking capabilities and notifications system are unparalleled. The smartphone features a vibrant display with multitouch functionality as well as a solid Web browser and good multimedia integration. The Pre offered good call quality and wireless options include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
The Pre's keyboard is cramped. Battery life drains quickly, and the smartphone can be sluggish at times. Lacks expansion slot, video-recording capabilities, onscreen keyboard, and Flash support. The Pre App Catalog is still in beta with a limited number of titles.
Despite some missing features and performance issues that make it less than ideal for on-the-go professionals, the Palm Pre offers gadget lovers and consumers well-integrated features and unparalleled multitasking capabilities. The hardware could be better, but more importantly, Palm has developed a solid OS that not only rivals the competition but also sets a new standard in the way smartphones handle tasks and manage information.
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The good: The Palm Pre's multitasking capabilities and notifications system are unparalleled. The smartphone features a vibrant display with multitouch functionality as well as a solid Web browser and good multimedia integration. The Pre offered good call quality and wireless options include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
The bad: The Pre's keyboard is cramped. Battery life drains quickly, and the smartphone can be sluggish at times. Lacks expansion slot, video-recording capabilities, onscreen keyboard, and Flash support. The Pre App Catalog is still in beta with a limited number of titles
The bottom line: Despite some missing features and performance issues that make it less than ideal for on-the-go professionals, the Palm Pre offers gadget lovers and consumers well-integrated features and unparalled multitasking capabilities. The hardware could be better, but more importantly, Palm has developed a solid OS that not only rivals the competition but also sets a new standard in the way smartphones handle tasks and manage information.
I've only had this phone a couple of months,so keep that in mind when you read this. Depending on it's reliability, my opinion could change a year from now. Overall, I like the phone, both it's shape and functionality. I especially like having an actual keyboard, compared to the iphone that has one on-screen. The screen is gorgeous and the controls are intuitive. Connecting to email accounts is fairly fast and painless if you're technically inclined. If not, tech support can generally lead you to success. I do have several small complaints. 1) The charger/USB for the computer is of a non-standard type. It looks similar to the Micro type USBs, but ,alas, it is not. In this area, the Blackberry's got it right. Quite a few electronics use this type of connector and it would not have taken much for Palm to simply comply with standards. 2) This is really a complaint against all Smart Phones, the battery life. I had an LG Rumor before I bought this phone, and it could last for 3 days straight before I had to recharge it. The Palm has about a 1 day life under relatively normal use (Normal use would be defined as a moderate amount of internet usage, probably 2 hours of talk time over a 12 hour time period, and text messaging on and off over the course of the day). Under heavy use, I wouldn't trust the battery to last more than 4-6 hours. 3) I'm not a huge app fiend (see complaint before on battery life), but the app store is pretty crappy. The search function doesn't seem to work. No matter what I put into the search, I get almost the same results back. There's also a fairly limited number of apps. 4) One very annoying issue is the lack of a speed dial for your most used contacts. You can buy an app for it, but really, this is standard in almost every other phone on the market. Overall, I really like the phone. It has some issue, but any phone you buy will too. I would probably buy another later on.
Wow,this was the first phone I purchased online!
This was a great choice,and I'm writing from it.
The main reason I bought this phone was because I didn't like the fact that the instinct didn't have a real keyboard.I love having a touch keyboard, but they can be a little hard to type with in the dark, or while not looking. I work @ a RadioShack, so I got to try out this phone to get a feel of its keyboard. The p and q buttons are a little far to the edge, and there is a raised curve that annoys me while typing, but there is a virtual keyboard patch, and it works wonders. This keyboard is lovely because it is lit, and the virtual one has worked out its kinks. I still wouldn't try to type fast on it though, b/c it can't keep up...
the website, precentral.net was the best thing I could have stumbled upon. There are so many things this has allowed me to do. I love that I can work on this phone to make it just for me, pass up things I don't want, and it's an open phone, so you can do virtually anything. If you need it, or thougt if it, most likely,there is a patch for it, some developer thought of it. They listen to your ideas too,so if you need it,,,,,,,someone will make it.
as a phone, it is good too. The speaker is the best I have ever had in my life. It is loud, and picks up the whole room. My aunt can be at the other side of the table talking, and my mom hears the whole conversation.
I do miss visual voicemail though...
video has never gotten better. Though it can't record them yet.
battery life has improved, but I keep my backups handy.this lasts me almost the whole day.
there are so many good things for this phone, and it's still being updated. There are so many developers for this phone that you can always get something you want.
I really do wish that this phone had a memory card slot because I have songs and pictures that I had to transfer, and I would like the option of more memory. I got an app to move things to the unused memory part, but I would like more space if I had more apps I wanted to download. I didn't reach this limit yet, but there are so many good apps, who knows?
it is a great phone, but I did so much to it, I don't know if someone would love it like I do if they did nothing to it. It has a limited app download threshold... They leave like a few megabites of the 8gb. Without the mvapp to move my apps, I would be pulling out my hair. If you wat things done, you will have to play with your phone. I trust the developers when there is feedback. You can always delete, ad backup, though I haven't yet. I know anyone who owns this will love it... But make sure you like to have an advanced phone. This isn't for grandma who wants a phone that just calls...it does too much for some people. I'm going to have some fun with my phone now.
but I typed from my pre... Gotta check my e-mail and stuff. Love that it has synergy, but wish I could get the mobile sync I had online before with my contacts. I had to put all of those I didn't have before in aim or google or facebook, but it is great if I lose this, my stuff are backed up on with palm. I love the integration. Have fun, I'm going to play a game now...
Before purchasing this phone, I hadn't tried using one or seen one up close. So I wasn't completely sure what to expect. I had heard both good reviews and bad reviews. However, though I knew nothing about using the phone really, I found it was very easy learn and figure everything out. It's easy to use and provides me with everything I want. The application selection is not the greatest, but that didn't bother me as I do not need a lot of apps right now. I decided to get a new phone with web browsing capabilities because the family plan I am on has the data plan, so I figured I might as well make use of it. That's one thing great about Sprint, it's the only company I know of that allows everyone on the plan to utilize the data and internet. I knew I wanted a touch screen phone with a slide out keyboard. My other option was the Moment. However, the Palm Pre is much nicer looking, especially for a female. It's sleek and sophisticated looking. And smaller too. I love my Palm Pre now. Only thing I don't like is me worrying about getting it scratched up. So buy some protective cover for it as it does scratch easily. Though if you're careful, it won't be bad. I've had mine almost a month now with no cover and it only has two tiny scratches that only I would notice. Also, the slider tends to be loose sometimes or have a gap between the pieces. So far it hasn't cause any problems, and I don't think it will get worse. It's just annoying sometimes. There is a lot of customization available too. If you are good with computers, or following directions, you can get homebrew apps, and also patches and tweaks and themes to make your phone how you want it. All around, I think Palm Pre is the best smartphone for Sprint. I'd say the Palm Pre Plus for Verizon is going to be great too. (Also, I think Palm's WebOS is getting flash player soon!)
This phone is great if you're wanting to be able to stay in contact with your people on your chat programs, easy emailing, and surfing the web. The only complaint I have in that area is that right now it does not have msn in the chat program. Hopefully that will be added sometime in the future. I have my AIM and Yahoo accounts linked. Yahoo seems to mess up sometimes, but AIM seems to work fine. The chat program makes it easy to keep track of you chats and you can easily view all past conversations. It's great to be able to have multiple programs open at once and easily being able to move through the cards of the ones you have open.
It's a great phone! I'm happy... and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Except MAYBE an iPhone with someone paying my bill for AT&T. But even then.. I'd be reluctant to give up my Palm Pre