I would really like to carry one device. Ideally this would be the Palm Pre: phone, email, sms, internet, calendar, contacts, and media player. I listen to a lot of podcasts and music on my 30GB iPod classic right now, and it would be great to not carry it around anymore since I have the Pre. … Read more
I'll admit. I'm a geek. I use my phone for a lot more than talking, texting, and updating Twitter.
With 8 GB of internal memory the Palm Pre is ready to handle my music and photos. Today I hooked the Pre to my laptop for the first time...
I love the camera on the Pre (more about it later) but the way the photos are organized bugs me a bit. All Photos and Photo Roll are nearly the same. And, there's no way to actually organize the photos from the phone. While this can be easily accomplished from your computer, pairing my devices via USB up isn't something I do every day of the week. I wish there was a way to assign photos to certain albums from within the phone. … Read more
After surveying Pre owners, Strategy Analytics has come up with one unanimousrequest: a touchscreen keyboard. In my first hardware review of the Pre, I commented on my distaste for slider phones. The fact that you have to slide the Pre open each time a text message or e-mail comes in is just plain cumbersome. It's also distracting for those around you.
The question is: how easy is it for Palm to include an onscreen keyboard on the Pre? WebOS wasn't originally designed to work with a touch keyboard, but this could probably be worked around. But is … Read more
Pre user "neodorian" has the following to say:
Coverage is good and the OS is nice. Get a move on with the SDK and take a long hard look at build quality issues because those folks who end up with hardware issues form a very vocal minority who can ruin the reputation of the device. It's always worth spending more on quality control because the alternative is a device with a bad reputation based on a minority of devices being flawed. Compared to the elephant in the room, hardware quality and app availability are the only cons. OS, synergy, cost of Sprint plans, real QWERTY, and multitasking are all excellent.
Pre user "fwinst" explains:
Coming from the 755p, I really like the size and feel of the phone. WebOS is a great platform. The phone is easy to use and learn.
1. Build quality is an issue, if only for some. As stated in another post, there is a VERY vocal minority.
2. Battery life and fit are a serious issue. Don't ignore them, or deny their existence. Make sure all your techs know about the issues. I've heard of some Techs that have a fix for the battery fit issue (bending out prongs to make better contact), they need to share that with ALL Sprint Techs.
3. Get moving on apps that might have a real impact for business users.4. Fix the issue with alternate sounds for emails, messages, alerts, etc. 5. Find a way to allow users to delete/organize contacts from facebook, etc. 6. Give us more control over when a calendar event will alert us.
7. Most importantly, don't wait until the next webOS device comes out to address these issues. That would definately hurt Sprints sales.
I know most of this is really a Palm issue. However, since Sprint has the exclusive at this time, it would be nice if they could exert a bit of pressure on their partner.
I've been a music lover all my life. I own hundreds of CD's and I love shopping for, listening to, and creating music. When I told my husband I'd never tried Pandora he seemed rather shocked. Right away he installed the Pandora app on my Pre and then showed me how Pandora works.
Now, I'm hooked.
This morning I was sitting out on the porch with my little boy. As we ate our toast and enjoyed the cool morning breeze I asked him if he'd like to listen to some music. Being a music lover like his mommy he got all excited. I turned on the Pandora app and in seconds we were listening to some of our favorite songs. … Read more
Pre user "Nyhde" had the following to say:
Overall, things are great. I just switched from AT&T with the iPhone 3G and I couldn't be happier. The Sprint network is great compared to AT&T where I live.
Only complaint would be that my local Sprint store was out of stock, so I headed to Best Buy … Read more
The keyboard has a natural feel to it, and it was fairly easy to adjust to from a standard keyboard of this size and shape. The rubberized keys were a bit of a surprise, but haven't had any problems with them, and it seems to keep gunk from getting inside them. The matte black rubberized finish is also a nice contrast to the white keys and orange 'alt' keys, and helps to make the keys stand out when backlit.
I find texting/IMing and entering text as a whole to be mostly pretty easy. The CAPS, Alt and 'Symbol' functions are easy and obvious, and a cursor indicator lets you know when you're in a 'onetime' or permenant mode (meaning every time you type, it's either caps or 'Alt', depending on what you've selected).
Here is a huge win for the Pre, that bottom notification bar that I mentioned previously? Well not only is it handy to access, but for items that you only need to see pop up, and do not need to "click through" to read, a simple left to right swipe with your finger across the notification itself sends it away.
This is useful for all kinds of things, short text messages, repeated IM conversations, e-mails that I want to ignore. More recently, I figured out that I could set alarms using the clock application. The only downside seemed … Read more