|Palm Pre Plus - 16GB - Black (AT&T) Smartphone|
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|MINT PALM PRE PLUS AT&T 3G TOUCHSCREEN Wi-Fi SMARTPHONE|
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|GOOD PALM PRE PLUS AT&T 3G TOUCHSCREEN Wi-Fi SMARTPHONE|
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|Slide the Palm Pre Plus phone in the upward direction to handle calls or access the QWERTY keyboard for texting. Powered by the ARM Cortex A8 processor and webOS 1.3.5 operating system, this Palm QWERTY phone runs all your applications smoothly. Capture or record priceless moments with the 3 MP camera and LED flash of this Palm AT&T phone. Moreover, surf the internet using the WAP 2.0 browser of this Palm QWERTY phone. Use the built-in GPS feature of this Palm AT&T phone to access and use the shortest route to your destination. On a full charge, the standard 1150 mAh Li-Ion battery in the Palm Pre Plus phone, provides up to 5.5 hours of talk time and up to 350 hours of stand-by time.|
|Family Line||Palm Pre|
|Storage Capacity||16 GB|
|Network Technology||EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, UMTS|
|Band||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA/HSDPA 850/1900|
|Operating System||HP webOS|
|Display Resolution||320 x 480|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||Yes|
Average review score based on 52 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
WebOS is the most secure operating system available to the public, which is best reason to chose Palm Pre. Pre+ has 16GB of memory which is more than plenty of memory. WebOS can be described as a hybrid of Android and iPhone rolled into a functional, secure, comfortable package. Having a touch screen and pull out keyboard together provides quick accurate communication options. And the closed size is smaller than devices on the other touch screen operating systems. There are many Apps for the phone from Palm/HP Catalog and many more through 3rd party site (most are free). Running several mail accounts and apps 24/7 means battery often will not last a full business day, but with a micro USB charging system chargers are easy to acquire for AC and DC. This device also has the optional Touchstone technology that allows for quick mount onto the magnetized charger any where any time without constant plug/unplug (which damages other devices). I was offered upgrade to HTC Android phones and iPhone 4, I went back to my Palm Pre+ for security, convenience, and comfort.
The Palm Pre Plus was the only phone I never had the pleasure of experiencing, until I found an affordable one and I was amazed by this forgotten phone.
I'd say the hardware is hard 3; however, the mobile operating system (webOS) is a 10! It is based on the Linux kernel. I like that it has some aspects of iOS and Android, although fused into one mobile OS with it's own flavor. This is multitasking at it's finest! BlackBerry 10's mobile OS (2013) does seem like it could compete with webOS; despite webOS is kind of dead and it's now Open webOS. I hope HP's Gram provides and insight to a new webOS phone.
I like how it resembles a polished river stone and mine has been durable; however, if I were to drop it, I'm sure it would shatter to a million in one pieces. Obviously, I'm exaggerating a little bit; however, it does feel that way sometimes. The keyboard is a little cramped, although you get use to it and it's nice having a physical keyboard. I still prefer a physical keyboard, in lieu of a virtual one.
There is something about the font that strikes me as clean and comfortable; I enjoy it a lot! The font, named Prelude, was designed by Font Bureau for Palm. I wish the iPhone had this type of caliber for it's typography.
The digital to analog converter (DAC), in the Palm Pre Plus, is comparable to the one found on the first generation iPhone, made by Wolfson and it a great one! The stock headphones are comfortable and amazingly detailed! It may be a little bright for some listeners, but I love them! It is far superior to the Apple white earbuds (iPhone 4S and below) that punish your ears, with subpar sound and rigid shape.
There's a home-brew community and quite a few of home-brew apps. I installed Preware (similar to jailbreak) and added an abundance of home-brew patches and overclocked it to 1Gz and it's smoking fast now. The battery life does deplete at a faster rate, but I have 4 backup batteries though. Some people would argue that the last phone, made by Palm, was the Pre 2, although I still believe it was Palm Pre Plus.
Bottom line, if you want to experience webOS, get this amazing phone with it's slick user interface! It's the deal of the century right now!
The screen is vivid and clear. It comes with some minor issues though, like the gestures light is always on and the touchscreen isn't sensitive enough..
I hate this phone's the keyboard. It's very cramped; makes it difficult to type fast or accurately (and I do not have large hands).
Don't get this phone if you desire App variety. There aren't many apps in the catalog.
The operating system is, in my opinion, better than Android; operation is "cleaner" without all of Android's home-screens. The cards feature is pretty great. I do miss Android's widgets though.
My least favorite feature of this phone is that you have to use data to log into or create a Palm Profile; it doesn't work if you try to use WiFi. And if the phone is locked, you cannot do anything with the phone until you are logged into a Palm Profile. Very inconvenient.
Basically it's a nice cheap smartphone with a quality OS and a tiny keyboard. Too bad it can't handle the latest version of WebOS. I may be purchasing the pre3 next.
My first Palm was a Tungston T2, and it still operates except that I laid the weight of my elbow on the screen resulting in a crack on the top part. It had Bluetooth 5 or 6 years before I could afford a phone that had it. People were amazed that it would dial my phone for me. I used it to keep all my contacts, emails address, voice records, and finances amoung other things. I never had a boring moment after I bought my first palm,
So after cracking the screen I started saving and looking for a new one. I ended up with a Palm TX. I really liked the WiFi on that, it checked my emails every hour when I was in a Trusted WiFi location. That saved so much time in front of the computer.
So far... the Palm Pre Plus is all that plus a bag of chips! I was suprised at the assorment of apps for it, alot of them are free.
I don't like that it only sync's to the internet, I like my privacy. Maybe i'm just old school.
The touch screen takes some getting used to. I do like that I dont have to get the cumbersome stylus out to type info in, and really like the feel of the keybord. It almost feels like rubber.
I don't like the battery life, the GPS apps drain the battery quick. I have an extra battery, a charging stone for home and the cradle for the truck on the way. Hurry Mr postman!
At any rate.. I think its a great phone & pda all wrapped up into one slim sexy device.
Long time customer
I have been a palm fan since they started and love having a palm and a phone in the same device. The way the various applications are integrated is unique and logical. Having the keyboard is a plus, the touchstone is stylish, the fact that it can be synchronized with my personal computer is priceless. I prefer to keep my schedule private and do not use google calendar or yahoo-Palm allows you to do that, unlike other smart phones.
Will miss it when it is gone. Hope HP will use the Web OS platform and come up with something similar.