Drama, 03 Nov 2009When does this phone come out in Australia?Dunno, but whatever you do, don't hold your breath for a review from GSM Arena.
kingcobra2010, 30 Oct 2009Before you buy any phone think long and hard. Do you want a phone that is old tech (iphone) an... moreyou are really wrong about android. it is its own os, and has nothing to do with windows mobile. windows is slow and clunky, its UI is just horrible, and HTC and Samsung have really made that noticeable. Android is great, I have a g1 and it never lags, everything is fast and smooth, the response is better than my brothers iphone 3g. it is everything but windows with a different name. you're just a webos fanboy, and even tho I admit that webos destroys Android un terms of multitasking, I don't think many people will run so many flash games at once that it will make an android slow. also, when ure talking about the battery on droids being bad cuz of flash games ill remind u that the battery life of pre is even worse than iPhone. it has huge issues in the us version. and as far as apps are concerned, android has a huge advantage both nexus of the 15k apps it already has, and cuz it runs on so many more cones and cuz of that attracts devs more and will even outdo iPhone soon. android also has more of a reach than webos, there are budget devices for it like tatoo, and high ends like hero, galaxy or Motorola droid, and midrange like HTC magic, dream, Samsung spica, I think the future is with android, and webos will hag to do something amazing to catch up. just think, would u rather have Apple iPhone 3GS, Palm Pre, or HTC Hero?
Same, i went in to get a blackberry as im sick of my windows phones - but ended up coming out of the shop with this, and im glad i have!! it has everything, a fluid interface, and all the capabilities my windows phone if not more! ive got to say, after over 4 years of windows mobile its definitely refreshing! and after playing with the iPhones and also showing some hardcore iPhone fans, this definitely comes out on top
I just bought this phone yesterday,and my friend is dying to exchange his iphone for palm pre...lol and stil apple people says iphone is better...
Anonymous, 02 Nov 2009One word people- jailbreak. This word changed the iPhone world and made the phone THE iPhone, ... morewtf r u talking about? with the jailbreak, the iphone gained the features that other phones had yrs before it such as video recording, copy and paste, custom themes... all these features were available on phones that were 3 yrs older than the 1st iphone. the only thing that separates the iphone from the other phones is that shiny apple sticker on the back of it.
Peter Thomas, 24 Oct 2009Looks a nice phone but i think it's not going to out sell the iPhone...Already has :D
One word people- jailbreak. This word changed the iPhone world and made the phone THE iPhone, no just another phone.
mobin, 31 Oct 2009it sucks iPhone is much better. in wat way is iphone better?
Anonymous, 01 Nov 2009lol the iphone isn't old tech.the 3gs has the latest cpu and graphics. In what way is it ol... morein the way that it doesnt hv the latest cpu and graphics. the latest is: snapdragon processor which can run 2x as fast as iphone 3gs's processor. altho manufacturers opt not to go for the 1.3ghz or even possibly 1.5ghz dual core, but manufacturers so far hvnt gone beyond 1.0ghz, while iphone uses 600mhz. also its video recording capabilities suck, no multitasking, outdated camera, no flash, no flash support for web browser, limited msging capabilities (but in fairness that due to att), very average display resolution and dpi or ppi, a tft display wen amoled is far better, no user replaceable battery... and thats y the iphone is old tech
lol the iphone isn't old tech.the 3gs has the latest cpu and graphics.
In what way is it old tech?
Before you buy any phone think long and hard. Do you want a phone that is old tech (iphone) and the only reason you buy it because your friends have one. Or do you want to be the first phone that will impress your friends and will than likely be the standard after people realize its functionality. When the palm pre was released, it was only meant for business persons. The main reason there were complaints because the phone was bought by people who did not need the pre's functionality and expected a iphone feel. Do not get me wrong. Iphone made the scene and they brought a lot to the table. Now, however, they have not progressed & they have locked out possible functionality because of greed. It reminds me when I was a pc guy (ever since I finished with the vic 20 and commodore 64) but then I changed to mac. Win 7 was the last windows operating system I used because it is just crap (even though more people use windows does not mean it is good - mac is definitely better now). I still use xp for some of my older programs. Just like the iphone was good then but now it just does not meet the standard (more like a teenagers phone now). If you are still using the iphone, then your just letting life pass you by. Once the palm pre gets the flash 10 working on the phone, then it will be more of a dual purpose professional/teenager phone. I can see teenagers playing flash games on the pre while also listening to music, looking at flash trailers of movies while there out with there friends to see what they will watch after a test/dinner, etc. I speculate that once flash hits the mobile pda/netbook/phone market, palm pre will surely be the winner. The droid will run flash just like the winmo phones -> very very slow if your multitasking flash. See example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a47Z-A81HOU. If they used the droid phone to show off flash the same way -> the film would have been laughable (droid does semi multitasking and definitely can not multitask resource hog programs like flash). Droid definitely would have either crashed or your system would start to look like it is in slow mo. If you have a winmo phone you probably know what I mean when i say slow mo. If you want a very good phone, then get a palm pre because in the near future I suspect everyone else will be using the pre if they can weather the misinformation about the phone. PS Do not look at megapixels when you are deciding on your phone pic. 3 vs 5 megapixels will not produce a difference. If you want great pictures then get an slr camera not a camera phone. And if you want great video get an hd camcorder instead of using your phone. Soon palm pre will be able to get vid recording for your youtube pages. Android is just winmo with a different name (hefty, slow and truly untested on its multitasking statement but we will see it fall flat when tested with flash this year).
The only reason that iphone has been around is because it is a phone built around teenager habits with a little business function in it. If you look at webos, then you will see that it is a better match for netbooks. Once flash comes out the battery drain that it will produce on the google os will make it a weaker candidate for the netbook market versus webos. Also once flash comes out for the palm pre, we will see that palm will be able to take a good piece of the teenager iphone market with free flash games instead of paid for iphone apps. The future is here and webos is definitely the winner. Like i said android is just winmo with a different name. You guys need to test the true power comparison of the phone. i am no talking about processor power. Everybody knows that mac can startup, shutdown faster than the comparable pc with similar hdd, ram, vid card, processor. The os is the true decider of speed and functionality. Please test flash running in multiple applications (pre vs droid vs winmo). That will give you true insight. Flash dominates the media market and if the advertising market wants more viewer time then they need to push for more flash on phones. Especially the palm pre phone since it is the best suited phone for the demands of flash currently. But lets see what the test show.
PS If you guys are truly at the tech forefront then you will see that this as a definite task that needs to be performed.
!!!!BEWARE BEWARE BUGS !!!!! Hit mine big style it got to be sent away for repair now ITs lucky i kept my iphone 3gs i will stay away from this now soon as i get it back i will sell it
ian, 22 Oct 2009now that the pre is on sale in uk. i finally got chance to play with one in an o2 store. i can... moreIt's been available for around 3 weeks in Europe now and STILL NO REVIEW.
This is one of the most heavily trailed and most interesting phones since the arrival of the first iphone and GSM Arena seems to want to ignore it.
What's the issue with Palm phones, GSMArena? You do reviews on much smaller limited appeal brands such as Mobiado, so it can't be size. You seem to manage to provide full reviews on less exciting and ordinary phones within minutes of them being released, so availability would seem not to be a problem - let me guess....did they turn down your proposals for advertising on your site?
I can see that a lot us are not aware of this new WEBOS on the Palm Pre, I have to say though its a lot more responsive than an iPhone on apps as well as Internet.
The best feature is the keypad that has been missing on most of the touch screen handsets.
This handset has a nice feel to it and is very good with keeping all your contacts updated automaticaly, how good is that.
I think there is some serious competition now for iPhone users or for people looking to upgrade to the iPhone.
Thanks for reading.
I hope you enjoy this handset as much as i did.