Palm Pre Delivers (Mostly) on Its Promise
The Pre's webOS software is touch-friendly and fun, but the cramped QWERTY keyboard detracts from the phone's usability.
The Palm Pre smartphone and the company's much-anticipated new operating system--called webOS--is just out and available from Sprint. WebOS is clean, engaging and intuitive but the main problems with the Pre key to the hardware and construction of the device. Assistant Editor Ginny Mies takes a look to see if the Pre can help Palm regain much-needed market share.
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The Pre's webOS software is touch-friendly and fun, but the cramped QWERTY keyboard detracts from the phone's usability. Read the full review
MSRP: as low as $80 on Amazon; $150 on Sprint w/2yr contract; $550 unsubsidized
- Pre's webOS is gorgeous and easy to use
- Highly responsive multitouch display
- Keyboard feels cramped and flimsy
- Lacks removable memory