this phone sucks it has a mind of its own and is very difficult to use
I would never get another, not sure I would even go with Bell again. Not happy with the service or the phone.
Palm Pre is absolutely the worst phone I have ever owned. You can't keep it charged even if I keep it plugged into my computer all day it goes dead before I can get home, the internet doesn't work well on it, its difficult to slide open, the keyboard is too small, and its a pain to answer an incoming call. If you are planning to buy one...don't. Im counting down the days until I can dump it.
L wish it had voice commands to do the calling. I really miss that and it is a hazard when you need to call someone.
I hate this phone!It has a mind of it's own and is VERY unreliable. Have had no internet for ages despite all my hard work I can't get it to do anything - just when i really needed it - it decided to fog out - it's pants and I'm going to get an i-phone replacement
i was initially enraged but embraced my retisence to the extent that i actually changed gender based in the Palm (B)O(Y)S.
How i long to be an engendered girl again, full of the wistful gaeity I once cherished as a user of the Philips Savvi.
I found Web OS to be ok. nice multi tasking approach with cards.
The hardware is quite poor though. the build is cheap and the warrenty criteria can have you void it just through having slightly worn USB plastic door as it wears easily.
I have slashed my self to the point of bleeding with this phone. its dangerous!!!
Palm Pre = Cesaerian Section. end of story.
Also, my name is a palindrome.
I attempted to hard wire my Pre to my mothers Stenna stair lift.
I thought it would be a marvellous experience for her to multitask whilst travelling at 1MPH up her stairs.
Unfortunately the transmogrification process failed and all I was left with was my mother welded to her stair lift with the Pre glued to her forehead.
I used to have an aversion to facial laceration due to a childhood canoeing accident.
Now with the Pre by my side I am so used to having random elements of my visage lopped off that I no longer have my irrational fear.
Also the keypad is so nice and squidgy that it reminds me of an overcooked blancmange reclining in an inflatable hammock.
As a superhero i need a device that can help with stopping crime. The other day Devious Dan and his brigade of bandits covered the local town centre in cheese and wax. Thankfully due to the sharp edges of the Pre i was able to scrape the mess completly away thus saving the mayors bet dog Bevis.
i have this phone for a year now, although palm busines had sunked, but this unit is really a real thumbs up.. webos rocks.. i have compared ios 4 and android 2.1 with webos, all i can say webos does not defeat android and ios 4 but it still palm opre with latest webos still not left behind.. in fact is much better than any nokia, windows mobile or blackberry touch screen OS... all negative point i always feel about this unit is the built with cheap plastic, no matter how you take care of it, scratches appear due to sliding up and down..
worst phone i have ever used. give the hardware a 2 out of 10 only because i can touch the phone and not feel all that to worried about it breaking in my hand. give the software a 9 out of 10 i like how i can run multiple apps at once. battery life is poor at best.
This is definitely my best phone ive tested. i've tried Nokia most versions including their touch screen devices, i've tried Apple iphone 3gs, i've tried BlackBerry (all their models) and to me this phone has the best OS and the best graphics. I love it
I was wondering if you have to pay extra for wifi?As I was planning on getting the palm pre. Any reasons why I should not either would help.
Owned this phone since the day that it came out. My opinion, I love it! The phone design is nice, the camera and video recorder is above par, but WebOS is what separates this phone from the rest. I have played with many android os phones, as well as the new iphone 4. The card system in webos and its use of gestures simply blows these other os's away. Having owned this phone for a year now, I will not upgrade to any phone that does not run webos. Hp is going to start backing up this with better hardware, so if you like this phone there will be an even better experience to come!
john, 20 May 2010Battery life was horrible..construction as well..went thru 6 pre phones in six month period.. ... morei have the same headphone issue, simple answer and fix ITS NOT AN MP3 PLAYER! fix, BUY AN MP3 PLAYER... glitches from apps, is the developers fault NOT THE PHONE, the chassis of the body is crap i know that, and battery life is terribe, solution, buy a second battery, turn brightness down, AND DONT BELIEVE WHAT PPL TELL U ABOUT TURNING WIFI OFF, if u can get wifi, USE IT, go war walking/driving, finding all the wireless networks in ur neighborhood, usual route to work, and connect to every one of them ONCE, and everytime u get in range of that hotspot the phone will automaticly connect to them, wifi runs alot faster than 3g, and ur not pumping out data at higher rates, in turn using more power. turn vibration off, you really dont need it, i cant even feel it in my pocket going off, turn gps off unless u need it though, also turn background data off in location servises, palm uses it to "trac kur movements" and get feedback from ur phone, using ur 3g connection not only using battery life but ur monthly bandwidth (not much at all but still its UR MONEY)to all those having problems with the phone slowing down, close some apps, restart the phone every now and again, sure it WAS meant to be on all the time, but its basicly a computer. clear ur history, and texts, freeing up ram, and a lil bit of storage space. check ur phone for updates, 1.4.5 was just released on the 15th of july, and flash should be in august with the release of the previously know "froyo" os, now known as android 2.2. another is uninstall any useless apps( c'mon, you know half of the ones u have are pointless, do u really need fart factory lol)... hopefully this helps some of u ppl, i'm overall dissapointed with this phone myself, but love it at the same time, webos is an amazing platform, and am GREATLY looking forward to buying a webos tablet.... ANY ISSUES U HAVE WITH THE PHONE THANK HEWLETT PACKARD they bought palm, and have butchered its ideas... glad i got this over the iphone though, iphones too overrated, friends who own iphones are jealous :P