I actually own this phone unlike the majority of reviewers and this phone is one of the best ever. I have owned several iphones , nokia e71, tmobile G1, blackjacks, blackberries, you name it. The hadware on this phone is not the greatest , but the OS blows EVERYTHING else out of the water. You have to use it to understand.
Crap. Palm why don't you make your own sync software instead of pretending that Pre is made by apple on iTunes?
i agree. the best things about palm phones are the threaded messaging and hardware silent switch. qwerty's no longer unique, but Palm needn't go all out to standout. imho, focusing on organizer functionality that Palm was *born* for would keep it unique, even without trying to match-up the iphone..but at this point it's just wishful thinking. I think pushing the webOS too hard in the market will burn up Palm's resources
I played around with a pre today...and it's really an awesome phone. I have an e71 and thought that was great...but after using the pre for a while and especially seeing how brilliant the screen looked, and having no trouble with the keypad, and working with the UI, it's just an all around amazing phone. Sure it's not PERFECT in terms of hardware, but the camera works well on it, and the browser is wonderful too. Seriously, don't rule this out just because it doesn't have a 5mp camera.
It has gps if you were to read the information.
I second the need for a REVIEW!
People complain about the lack of MicroSD card slot... but i could not see any network carrying this phone if it had one. As the wireless backup would be backing up even more data, and kill network performance.
Hey geniuses, the reason why this is on GSMArena and has GSM specs is because it is coming to Europe as a GSM model very soon.
on the photos what is that stand thing for is it a holder or a charger or both safe
Can any boby help I'am thinking of purchasing the Pre when it is released in the UK next month.Is it on line like the HTC Hero connect all the time or is it like HTC Touch Pro 2 connect when you go line to check your e-mails,connect to the internet,etc.
Anonymous, 24 Sep 2009no video recording, no card slot, no video call camera, no radio, below standard camera.. So w... moreDon't be... apparently you are not the only one who thinks this phone was overhypped! Sales of the pre continue to drop as we speak!
no video recording, no card slot, no video call camera, no radio, below standard camera.. So what're all those hyped about? I'm confused.
I had a few Palms over the years (among a few Nokias and Saumsungs) and have always thought that they were uteerly brilliant phones and way ahead of anything else on the market. Sure they weren't as pretty, but I could do e-mail, listen to music, watch videos, do excel and word, look at the internet and all that stuff way before pretty much anything else on the market. Threaded messaging? Genius. Hardware silent switch? Brilliant.
I've been using other phones for a couple of years now, but none of them really came close to the 650 so I was stoked to see this new model and was desperate to get my hands on one. So I waited. And then I waited some more. I read the reviews in the US, and waited even more. But now I am ashamed to say that I have cracked. I simply couldn't wait any longer and tempted by a crazily low priced offer from another supplier I went with a Samsung 8910.
Maybe next year, Palm.
I used to own a Palm and liked it... Tungsten T5. But those days are over... they slept on the job too long. Pre? Naaaah... Nokia E72 all the way!
as a rule Palm is great, but for everyone who builds smartphones what @!#... any smartphone includes an FM receiver, 24/7 working or what?
This phone would be gorgeous if it didn't have that hideous cheap, plastic looking thing palm tried to call a keyboard...
In Brazil FM radio is very used, I guess they were targeting other audience then US/Europe only.