Palm Pre Touchscreen Mobile Review and Specs

Palm Pre Complete Review

Palm Pre Features:

The Palm® Pre™ phone is available on the Sprint network.

Operating

system

Palm® webOS™

Network

specs
1

3G EVDO Rev A

Display

3.1-inch touch screen with a vibrant 24-bit color 320×480 resolution HVGA display

Keyboard

Physical QWERTY keyboard

Email2

Microsoft Exchange email with Microsoft®

Direct Push Technology

POP3/IMAP (Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, Hotmail, etc).

Messaging

Integrated IM, SMS, and MMS

GPS3

Built-in GPS

Digital camera

3 megapixel camera with LED flash and

extended depth of field

Sensors

Ambient light, accelerometer, and proximity

Media formats supported

Audio Formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV

Video Formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264

Image Formats: GIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP

Wireless connectivity4

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication

Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support

Memory

8GB (~7GB user available)5

USB mass storage support

Connector

MicroUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

Headphone jack

3.5mm stereo

Palm Touchstone

Charging Dock6

Compatible

Dimensions

Width: 59.5mm (2.3 inches)

Height: 100.5mm (3.9 inches)

Thickness: 16.95mm (0.67 inches)

Weight

135 grams (4.76 ounces)

Pros

  • New user interface is simple but powerful
  • Meets the needs of consumers and businesspeople
  • Syncs with iTunes

Cons

  • Only 8 GB of storage — no memory card slot
  • Cramped keyboard
  • No LED notification light



Conclusion:

Despite some missing features and performance issues that make it less than ideal for on-the-go professionals, the Palm Pre offers gadget lovers and consumers well-integrated features and unparalled multitasking capabilities. The hardware could be better, but more importantly, Palm has developed a solid OS that not only rivals the competition but also sets a new standard in the way smartphones handle tasks and manage information.



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