Anonymous, 17 Dec 2010i love my palm pre i charge it a night and it last all day until the next dayhhh thats not a good phone i have a samsungs3600 and i charge it for 2 hours and thats enough for the whole week hhhh
The Palm Pre is awful. I cannot save any phone numbers with regular certainty. The battery dies if I do not charge it twice a day and Sprint is useless with servicing this dud. I'm actually going to buy a new phone in January and pay full price as opposed to keeping this worthless phone. Prior to the Pre, I had the LG Rumor which I used everyday. Now i use my work bb for everything as my stupid phone is never available .....ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Lucretia, 15 Nov 2010Just want to say that the phone itself is great but the battery power is absolutely shocking. ... moreI do not have any problem with my palm pre's battery life, I charge once in 2 days. In the manual it is recommended to charge everyday to have a better battery life
mine last a barel a day if i dont use it lol and if i like use it to fone or text i get like 3 hours or summet before it start goin well i just want to know how much longer does this give me ?
Just want to say that the phone itself is great but the battery power is absolutely shocking. mine only lasts 1 day (if i don't use it) and thats with everything turned off (Wifi, bluetooth etc) I have to charge it daily at work just so it will last until the end of the day if i use it for texting or internet. Don't buy if you are regularly stranded somewhere and need to make lots of calls for help!
Plus: Its open-source operating system means it's very customizable using preware, with lots of free apps. Its touchstone charger is a definite plus. The vertical slider allows convenient one-handed use. It has a durable keyboard that works well with my stubby thumbs while not being too large.
Minus: It has poor battery life if you use gps and the internet. It crops large videos without asking you when you try to send them over mms. Sometimes it takes an extra second to respond when you're trying to answer a call.
I have had the pre since June 09, I will soon get number 7, terrible build quality.
this is the worst phone i have ever owned. I got it in Febuary 2010 and have had it replaced twice so far and now it is gone again for screen lock up.
I should never have listened to the dealer that's for sure.
Nick, 14 Oct 2010I am very sorry to say that this is one of the worst phones I have ever had. I got it when it ... more@nick
have you tried upgrading it to 1.4.5? because my palm pre is just working very well, webos for me works better that android, of course battery drains faster if i use data connection a lot of times.. but for email check and web browsing for a short period it is just enough.. why dont you get a backup external battery for a 30 USD to 50USD, this will help you for battery drainage issue.. maybe you can buy cheaper battery pack..
I am very sorry to say that this is one of the worst phones I have ever had. I got it when it first came out with high hopes that I was being clever not following the crowds and getting an iPhone. I soon found out how wrong I was. Having had a Palm PDA I thought it would be good for organising and have a decent calendar function etc. It isn't. This is not to say that the iPhone is good for organising, but I wouldn't get a Pre for it's PDA abilities. The battery life is shocking, I use my phone a lot and the battery will rarely give me more than 12 hours usage, often the battery indicator shows that it has almost full battery, right up until it shuts down. The phone is slow to respond, meaning you often end up pressing things you don't want to as you assume your first press hasn't been registered. Whilst I haven't found the size of the keys an issue, you generally need to press very hard for some to respond, making sending emails and texts a sometimes laborious task. It is not all bad. GPS is very good and being able to open more than one application at once is useful. The camera is good and the MP3 player is too. However, the app store is really not very good - especially compared to the iPhone app store. This phone has so much potential to be fantastic and I am hugely frustrated that I have found it so useless. The updates to the software that come out every so often have made it better, but it is still not as good as an iPhone. I just wish I had followed the crowds and got an iPhone.
i have had mine six months so far and i love it.. gps is good, email is good, texting is good, camara is good, music is good, internet is good. the free apps are great to, calculator,weather,dictionary,clock,calendar,maps,this phone is awesome and everything i need at the touch of my finger. there is still more to learn.. by the way i have sprint nascar and sports too...wow its just dam good...................
I have a GSM EUROPEAN version of PALM PRE, and with its 1.4.5 OS and additional apps as of now, I think this phone is really cool. The webos is competitive against the apple ios and android, only applications are not much. in fact I prefer the webos over android. Only big deal for me with PALM PRE is the built quality, if only made with stronger and less scratch sensitive material, this is really really good. but price now has gone down due to less demand, however this is still one of the best smartphones for me.
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2010this phone sucks it has a mind of its own and is very difficult to usesir..if you find the phone difficult to use it doesnt mean that it sucks..maybe it is not just the best phone for you..
The Palm Pre has the absolute best operatong system of all smartphones, it is intuitive, fast, and easy to learn, with limitless possibilities for customization for those who are tech savy. The downside to this phone is the phone in and of itself, the hardware is complete garbage, I love this phone, but I am on my third unit. Don't know about other carriers but Sprint happily replaces the phone at no cost. Bottom line is Palm has the best software, but the least reliable hardware.
PS This was sent via my Pre, internet works great!