I love Palm, it's in me but I got really pissed when they tried to imitate iphones by removing the expansion card slot .. palm was always the leader in the american markets, they were the first to invent something called the Home button .. shame on you palm ..
when's the gsm on sale in markets ??? europe ?
A Balaguer, 16 Sep 2009Please correct 2G and 3G deleting current inputs and reflecting in 3G: CDMA EV-DO Rev AYou know, they named the domain gsmarena.com for a reason...
You won't be seeing any information about the CDMA version of that or any other phone in here.
Please correct 2G and 3G deleting current inputs and reflecting in 3G: CDMA EV-DO Rev A
WTF PALM, i wanted this phone, i really wanted this, but you had to screw it up didn't you, i hate you and your stupid webos too -_-
Mars, 09 Sep 2009When will we see a review on Gsmarena?GSM Arena are probably waiting for a GSM version of the phone that works in Europe so that they can actually do a review.
Mars, 09 Sep 2009When will we see a review on Gsmarena?Don't hold your breath for a review, GSM Arena have never yet reviewed a Palm phone fully and despite the fact that the Pre has not actually been released over here, GSM Arena said today 'Palm and their WebOS-driven Pre never really took off on our side of the Big Pond' which is inaccurate and misleading at best.
I've been using the PRE for a little over a week now. I picked it up when released in Canada. I love the phone. Battery life was as bad as they said, thats for sure. First thing I did was order a 1350mahr battery and thing external snapon case from Seidio. Only thing left to do is pick up a screen protector.
With the new battery and light usage of the phone I get a day's worth of use out of it. Mostly checking emails as they come in and texting a little bit, with maybe 30 mins of Gtalk on top of that. Might web browse for 20-30 mins and a few minutes of phone calls. Very light use, IMHO.
Taking the phone off the touchstone at 7am and its still good to go by 8pm. I might drop it back on the TS over supper, if I know I'm going out. The TS works fantastic with the Seidio case I chose, so thats all good too.
Overall, my biggest complaints aren't complaints but just a wish list. A little more speed with the calendar, ability to do video, more apps that apply to Canada, etc.
I fully expect a lot of this to start coming down the Palm pipe when OS v1.2 hits around the end of Sept(or sooner).
There are almost 200 homebrew apps you can sideload and a lot will transition over into the official app store when v1.2 is out and supports visa transactions. Woohoo. :)
Overall, I figure that by the time the Pre hist v1.5 of its software early next year, we should see it having caught up to most of the features the 3rd gen iPhone has.
Anonymous, 16 Aug 2009Hi all, want a phone that does all...am thinking of the Iphone 3GS,,,but then read about this ... moreHi there.
I personally think that a phone that will do everything
is hard to come by. It is more important to determine what
your personal needs are, then get the phone that meet
your specific needs.
I use iphone 3gs n im typing from it. My decision to get
iphone was based on 3 needs. Multiple language support,
very smooth interface, and good web browser.
Initially didnt want to get iphone, but it came out on top
for my needs. But apples iphone is very limited to apple
itself and is not very compatible with other devices or
pc,like samsung or nokia.
I can see how Palm Pre could also be an excellent phone
with all the multi tasking.
If your into computers n stuff i dnt recommand iphone, it is
definatrly not for everyone. I know, cuz it took me a while to
accept iphones limitations. I your just after a phone full
of gadgets id stick with Omnia or even LG Viewty. As
there Arent many things those phones cant do...
Iphone just does fewer, but better at it, n if those few things
are not your priority, iphone becomes obsolite...
Hope this helps
This phone is utterly useless. To much hype for nothing, tested for a month and could not get used to anything on it.
Will the GSM version of this phone ever be released? I have been patiently waiting for this phone in the Mid East and I don't think i can wait any longer. Palm What's going on? Lets go!!
Ref 'O2staff' post
You know, I thought your post a little weird, surely this ridiculous delay with the Pre over here can't really be a conspiracy can it? Then I looked at the O2 website and noted just how much of it is geared towards the Iphone. It's so dedicated to the cult of the Iphone that if you want to send them an e-mail about anything at all, even to ask what time it is, you have to answer the question 'Do you have an Iphone?'
With that type of investment in it, I guess it would cost them a lot to change their entire company focus, so maybe you are right after all. What are the odds that the Pre is mysteriously delayed until after Christmas to allow O2 to squeeze every last drop out of the Iphone....
Anonymous, 19 Aug 2009I'm in the States, & have had my Pre for about 2 weeks now. The App catalog is almost non-exi... moreYou're the first and only one yet with this kind of a problem. Pretty unique situation, almost feels like a lie...
The only thing i wanted was video which it is getting, by that internet and operation has been fairly well.