i went to the city today and had a demo on the palm pre it is amazing little device the only problem is it is a bit small compare
to the satio and i phone. but it looks amazing the pictures on line to do not give it justice you can use 4 applications without it crashing i dont know if this is a iphone killer buti think if everyone buys one they wil not be disapoinmented
I just went to the O2 shop and was amazed by the Fisher Price toy feel of the Pre ...
Didn't feel solid enough for me to bother looking at it further.
Mo, 13 Oct 2009I see you giving your 2 cents comments over here too. Funny both palm phones. Yes, but unlike you Mo, I haven't condemned this phone before I've even seen it in person.
It seems will have MicroSD expansion lot. Matuk (the mexican engadget) have one and posted 2 videos in YouTube.
Why do people like this expensive piece of crap? It barely has features and looks hideous! 2?10 rating from me.
Unlike most of you people who just seem to complain, this phone is absolutely amazing, the way it organizes info is completely astounding, and the UI is cutting edge, i've had no problems whatsoever with this phone, and if palm builds on WEBOS software, it will really be a heavy contender for the iphone (which I already think it is. The multi-tasking capabilities of this phone is beyond any I have seen, and I can tell you, I've been through a LOT of phones. On the down side, i think the batter life could be a bit better, I don't know, but maybe it's just how i use it, I'll listen to maybe 1 1/2 hours of music and then take a call for like 30 mins, and I'll need to charge..lol, maybe i'm just expecting too much. all in all..GOOD JOB PALM
GSMarena, stop deleting my request for a review! srsly, it's not spam. Review x100!
i dont own a Pre, but i do own a Centro, which virtually has the same type of keypad; i've also owned an E71. 1 week of use is all it takes to get used to it, definitely usable
has anyone actually used the palm pre yet who is making comments?
The key pad is so small to be virtually unuseable! Seriously i have small fingers and was completley unable to use it.
I've now been able to read fairly in depth reviews of the Palm Pre in most of the London newspapers and a fair few of the national ones have reviewed it as well as have many of the major review sites. But GSM Arena?
Nope. Not yet. Nada. Nothing, zip, zilch, a long empty silence. Please tell me you are going to review this one and not allow foolish snobbery to win the day. By all the other accounts it's a pretty good phone, and deserving of comment - so why the delay? A delightfully ironic comment on how long Palm took to release a GSM version perhaps? Or is it that you just don't like Palm for some reason?
Ed, 07 Oct 2009and Apple are dumb to keep blocking it. This phone is going to sell maybe a million units perh... moreIf I don't appreciate the OS of Palm I would not post here, even If was a little bit rude.
All PSs are true, the first is not, at least for me. Perhaps it is not the time for Apple to make iTunes open for all devices, they know which financial situation they have to follow better than us. However, what Palm is doing on iTunes is not legal, and I do respect Palm more if they have their own software or if they are synch with iTunes legally. As for the device, yes I should give it a try, knowing that I prefer a touch device. I tried many, I don't trust trying anymore after I found myself happy with iPhone. Some people my friend can't be brain washed.
Hey GSM Arena,
Cnet have got a UK palm pre review out - where's yours? http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/mobi...03824,00.htm
Oh I forgot, you don't review Palm Phones....
iphonePhilo, 05 Oct 2009Crap. Palm why don't you make your own sync software instead of pretending that Pre is made by... moreand Apple are dumb to keep blocking it. This phone is going to sell maybe a million units perhaps? That's a potential million extra users for Itunes for Apple. Let's face it, a good proportion of those people will already have an Ipod, maybe one quarter, but that's still a fair bunch of people and potential revenue that they are shutting out.
The Itunes platform is great but Apple could make it greater by opening it to other users, instead of behaving like small minded geeks and trying to corner the market in eveything.
PS. And by the way, whilst your spirited defence of Apple is touching, unless your name is really Steve Jobs, you didn't actually invent the Iphone, you're just one of the millions of so-called 'individuals' who display their 'individuality' by trying to bask in it's reflected glory whilst not realising that you have been brainwashed.
PPS No I don't use an Iphone. I tried, but I prefer buttons. Maybe that makes me a geek, but I bet I can type faster than you on my phone.
PPPS Actually I quite liked the Iphone, it's just the 'holier than thou' attitude of most of the users that winds me up. Maybe I'll try the Palm out, maybe I won't. But I'll wait to see it myself before passing judgement on it.
iphonePhilo, 05 Oct 2009Crap. Palm why don't you make your own sync software instead of pretending that Pre is made by... morewhats the point in re-inventing the wheel? It's already agreed that the iTunes platform is phenominal, so why if you're in Palm's shoes should you go all out to invest in a new syncronising application? it make no financial sense! i really like this phone and whilst its no "iPhone Killer" it is certainly a good little piece of geek chic with some functionality the iPhone should have had years ago (which is lamentable!) running multiple apps at once for example.
You have to give this a chance before slamming it....
To GSM Arena,
it's now the 7th of October and the GSM version of this phone is due to be released in less than 10 days, so when is your review coming out? If they are releasing in 10 days, there must be GSM test samples out there - have you got one? If not why not?
I challenge you, for once, to do a full and proper review of a Palm phone. Looking at your previous records, I note that you have never reviewed a Palm phone before, despite them being generally well-received and popular with their users. There seems to be a lot of bias in the phone community against Palm for some reason - please don't join the small minded snobs who think that Palm aren't worth their while and review this phone fairly and impartially.
frustated ex-Palm user