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Had this for 10 days....fab phone till Palm sent thru software update which has killed it. A person who shall remain nameless at O2 recommended I swap for an iphone as Palm software is so unstable. My handset has just frozen so I have to take it back today. I'm lucky as I'm within the 14 days but if you're outside that it has to sent for repair.
Anonymous, 02 Apr 2010tried to install webOS 1.4.1 and installation froze. took half an hour of just the booting pag... moreIf you've had your phone for less than 14 days, O2 have to replace it, after that they'll repair it. I'm on my 3rd phone and the 2nd one had a repair, so it might as well be 4th. O2 are exchanging it for an iPhone next week. I'm not the only one with such an experience and the option was either a BlackBerry or an iPhone. They did try and get me to accept a BlackBerry first though.
tried to install webOS 1.4.1 and installation froze. took half an hour of just the booting page, and whenever it is turned on it hangs... shame because otherwise its an awesome phone!
wonder if o2 will give me a free replacement no questions...
The Palm Pre was the only phone I could find that would sync with Outlook Desktop (not Exchange). Granted, I had to buy a commercial product to do so, but it was well worth it.
I love my Pre, and although I have a little Android-envy when it comes to applications, the number of applications are rapidly increasing.
Also, if you are an older generation Palm user, many of the Classic applications will work on the Pre using a Classic emulator.
Charlie, 20 Mar 2010I have got this phone at the moment and I have had a month or so to play with it and I really ... moreTHE BATTERY OF THE PHONE IS SUPPOSED TO WORK LIKE THAT. The more you charge your battery frequently the longer its standbye time will be. (odd battery behavior).
Some tips to make your battery life longer is to turn off all unnecessary applications like WiFi, extend the time setting for email retreival, decrease the gamma ray on display settings and close unused applications in card view.
I have got this phone at the moment and I have had a month or so to play with it and I really like it. I am finding it really easy to use and the screen is very clear and I like watching films on it and I was watching a film on it the other day and I managed to watch the whole film just before the phone died on battery. Then when I charged it again the phone all of a sudden started to keep battery life for much longer then it used to I don’t know why but now I can keep the charge up for at least 2 days instead of 1 like I used to.
Anonymous, 18 Mar 2010Hey GSMArena, where is the Pre Plus? It's been sometime and I don't see any specs on this phon... morebasically the same specs except of the absence of center button. Its replaced with center indicator similar to palm pixi.
pre plus also has a higher memory like doubling the normal memory size of the normal pre.
pre plus under verizon also contain more software upgrades and application.
Hey GSMArena, where is the Pre Plus? It's been sometime and I don't see any specs on this phone. I know it's basically updated Pre, but why isn't there any info about that? Apart from this, keep up the good work.
reeko, 17 Feb 2010can you view video on this thing or what ?yes you can, you can also view some streaming videos.
Arun , 28 Feb 2010Can i use the mobile directly in India by shipping from USA or else is it required any unlock ... moreyes you can do that as long as you have a physical address in usa for future service matters.
make sure you configure your phone according to your position to make sure you will have the correct gps service
Bert, 08 Mar 2010Hi I'am thinking of purchasing the Pre and have a few questions if anyone can help. 1.Doe... moreyou only need to sync it with your PIM from your desktop to you palm profile database and it will synergistically sync it with your email and other app as long as you add your email account to your phone.
ter, 12 Mar 2010y did it's camera can't record/capture a video??dissappointingit is now for palm pre plus under verizon wireless with weos version 4.0.1
uk palm user, 13 Mar 2010hi, i have a palm pre and have to say im loving it!! its amazing!!.. With regards to your ... moreyou can use Data Transfer Assistant (DTA) if you want to transfer your PIM from your desktop to your pre using USB cable
im an insider of palm tech support..yes you can still use ur PIM even if your phone is off line. Palm profile which is the data base of the device will update your PIM once a day..
overall assesment of the phone is, it has the best platform ever specially its synergy feature except for the data loss occuring during os updates.
correction for the web os version of web os that shoots video. it webos version 4.0.1 which is still catered by Verizon carrier.
Sure someone else has already pointed this out but GSM Arena need to update the spec for the Pre, it does now shoot video (courtesy of WebOS 1.4 update)
Bert, 08 Mar 2010Hi
I'am thinking of purchasing the Pre and have a few questions if anyone can help.
1.Doe... morehi, i have a palm pre and have to say im loving it!!
its amazing!!.. With regards to your q about staying online: no you can switch off data from the phones settings and use the phone as normal and then turn it back on or use wifi when you want.
about the usb 0transfer q: there isn't any supplied softare i know of that does this, but with 3rd party software you can do this. Also if you just want to takes files off the device and put new files on it, you can't choose to turn the fone into a mass data device allowing it to connect to the pc.
hope this helped.