Cristian, 02 Jun 2009No radio?, no video? Analog radio is a no-no. But this is understandable given that nowadays we have radio through the internet - and this phone is first coming to the market where you'll have it only with unlimited data plans, so people won't have to worry about that.
About using the camera for video, I believe they said it won't be available on launch, but it will be available after one of the subsequent updates to the OS.
james, 01 Jun 2009You would not say Omnia is the best if you had HTCs Touch HD or Touch Pro 2. They are much nic... moreSorry pal but yes Omnia wonderful Opera web browser does have flash support and I can view the same desktop version of youtube and all other websites with a different flash format, like this one here.
v nice phone, wud hv been better if it has video recording capabilities and flash for web. if it did, i wudnt think twice, but now im not sure between this and lg gd900.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970You would not say Omnia is the best if you had HTCs Touch HD or Touch Pro 2. They are much nicer to use and I think the Pre will be too. Does Omnia support flash like the Pre will? I dont think so!
Anonymous, 30 May 2009Neither of them. Get a N97 instead, with 32GB internal memory and a QWERTY-keypad, as well as ... moreHmm... you don't listen to the man.. Huge memory, bigger keyboard and better camera (BTW I hear Pre's camera is wicked - great quality pictures - if you need something even better, why buy a phone then?) doesn't interest him...
On the other hand, what I can tell is if you have some medical application that worked on Palm OS (I've heard of one) then I believe it will work on Palm Pre. You'll just need to get an application called Classic - which is really an emulator for older Palm OS, in which you should be able to run thousands of old Palm OS applications: http://www.motionapps.com/classic/.
Honestly don't know about medical apps for iPhone.
As for the internet, they both provide pretty much the best you can get for browsing the internet on such a small device. Both base their browsers on the same open source technologies but have it implemented in slightly different ways...
Music. What I know you can do with Pre, regarding to music: buy it from Amazon music, sync it from iTunes and simply copy paste from your computer, like you'd do on a USB device.
iPhone, I'm sure syncs with iTunes but other than that I'm not sure what it can do...
Also, Pre's OS is much more thought out regarding interruption (notifications) and multi-tasking so you should have a lot better experience with it. I know iPhone's notification system lacks but I don't know how it is regarding listening to music. I heard you can't simultaneously listen to the music and use other applications. I can't believe that. My ages old Treo on 1990s PalmOS could do that and Pre will certainly be able to do that. Hope I helped a bit! :)
Bunyip, 31 May 2009Why is this phone rated so high? The screen is tiny, memory is small etc. Personally the iphon... moreYou know, it's all about preferences (and the overall package - I'm not buying just a big screen or just a big USB stick, you know). N97 or Touch Pro 2 doesn't move my boat a bit. And I'm European! ;) BTW, I would say, looking at the specs that N97 or Touch Pro 2 are more American than Pre - they are more powered, just like American cars, yet European cars, having smaller engines, still have same or more power...
Anonymous, 30 May 2009Hey does anyone know if this will support garmin?It's more the other way: will Garmin support this?
Which you should ask Garmin. ;)
But it's got a GPS so there should be more GPS apps other than Google Maps available in the near future.
reignpre, 28 May 2009There is a leaked document on the net that has all of the official specs on the pre. It says t... moreThat's 4-5 hours of *talk* time. Standby is about 300 hours (please don't take me on that). ;)
Sure, it could be better, but it's not too bad either...
ah, we'll know about the battery life, the OS and the performance, and others on June 6th, CDMA version for Sprint is going to be there....
Why is this phone rated so high? The screen is tiny, memory is small etc. Personally the iphone (to be released soon) the nokia n97 the htc touch pro 2 and the idou all kill this phone. Plus its ugly as dogs balls. Must be an american thing.
Anonymous, 28 May 2009headache man..palm pre or iphone 3g?? i pay attetion to medical application and entertainmen... moreNeither of them. Get a N97 instead, with 32GB internal memory and a QWERTY-keypad, as well as a good camera, unlike Palm and Iphone.
Specs suck! Nothing new or impressive... even the OS is a copy of iphone! (Which also sucks!)
There is a leaked document on the net that has all of the official specs on the pre. It says the battery life is 4-5 hours, which is sad. I've been waiting for the pre since it has been announced and now this low blow. Why wouldn't Palm think to up the ante on the battery?? I hope the performance is better. No wonder they were so hush hush on it...
headache man..palm pre or iphone 3g??
i pay attetion to medical application and entertainment such as music and online..which one better???