the Palm Pre 2 is a decent smartphone, decent hardware, a screen resolution that may seem a bit low in comparison to today's "retina displays" etc.
webOS is a joy to use, the multitasking is best-in-industry, notifications are unique, synergy link information well, although it has some serious speed/responsiveness problems at times, due to the lack of optimization.
App selection isn't as big of a problem as it may seem, but its still a problem.
Build quality is improved over the previous iterations, keyboard is usable, despite its size.
In the Pre phones are numerous nice touches (mirror on back, curved design, wireless charging, synergy, clean look) that really add to the overall experience, but are lacking in some big things. (Performance is, again, a huge shortcoming of webOS, although tweaks can improve it greatly. (via homebrew patches, akin to jailbreaking on iOS, although its supported by HP, unlike Apple)
Bottom line: decent phone with enough horses under-the-hood, nice touches (said above), and does not have the build quality issues of its predecessors. webOS is an OS full of good ideas (starting to be seen in competitors), but sometimes lacks the basics and has odd quirks/bugs.
My wife and bro have had palms for years.So, I thought I would go with it. I have no issues with the smart part of the phone and the web os other than touch screen sensitivity. And issue is my problem with the actual phone usage. The touch screen sux. Making a simple dial the numbers phone call or entering voice mail password is a nightmare because the screen is not sensitive enough.
This is not the phone to enter the smart phone world with for a smart phone newbee. I despise this phone, I'd rather have an ancient motorola razr.
Anonymous, 30 Dec 2011Palm Dead...next one is Blackberry..then Nokia....then Apple..then Microsoft.......
Android... moreAndroid is an operating system Nokia and palm now owned by HP can always switchover from webosor their own os to android. Btw palm webos is a prettynice operating system the multitasking features are amazing most as good as a desktop runnng windows 7.
Palm Dead...next one is Blackberry..then Nokia....then Apple..then Microsoft.......
Android is going to win all in 2016
how long will this phone last you? Battery wise and yearly wise? So how many hours will it last you, and is it a durable phone? Someone tell me please :)
poor battery life and sound quality, vibrate mode may as well not be there, below par camera quality, takes too long for touchscreen to lock, loses its value, pretty easy to use and excellent internet capability but the neagatives far outweigh the positives for me !
Isn't palm broke yet. It should be. From thenleader of then pack to just plain boring.
Donatas, 16 Jul 2011Where you find 80 euro price for this phone?120£@Amazon.
Have one for a month. Really like it. The quality of construction and battery are the weak links.
i love the design an the web-os but its a shame that i cant get it in my country there are no palm pre-s there i hate that damn i want this phone i whould kill for this phone (just kidding) but i realy like it and i live in slovenija just for information if enyone reads this.
It's for sale in Europe by l80€. Now what? Is it a bad phone by that money? Even with WebOs 2.1? I don't think so...
Dont buy this phone..I bought it last week and since then it dissapoints me more and more each day..
*1st of all: its bluetooth doesnt connect with other phones.
*2nd: If u take a picture with its camera and put it as a contact picture then a really zoomed in version of it will appear when the person will call.
*3rd: Its camera doesnt have a zoom in application.
*4th: to get some applications u need to download them from the app catalog that never loads -.-
*5th:after a week the date and time when u received a message isnt displayed anymore
*6th: by a magical way it spends my money with me no touching it..!
Its just a big dissapointment.. First time i saw it i fell in love with it... now? i just want to sell it -.-
ferry, 28 Apr 2011couldn't agree more.. indonesia have lots of palmlover..ha hahahaha haha oh the language confusion.....god that's funny. really, palmlover? indonesia needs some women?
Why this phone release for indonesian customer, I think its will be successed if bundling with telkomsel provider (www.telkomsel.com)
Probably Worsted phone Ever. Very Poor Battery life. Sometimes not enough battery for 1 day and the only thing i use it for is phoning and texting.
The palm is also very slow, even for simple tasks as answering the phone or disabling the alarm; it takes seconds before the phone responds. Never seen an system update...
Less configuration options. Even not possible to disable 3G antenna.
Does anyone know if this support Chinese characters (read and input)? Thanks