The Pros and Cons Of The Palm Pre

The launch of the Palm Pre in stores took place over the weekend.  Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Walkley claimed that the launch of the Pre was a “solid” success.  Over 50,000 units were sold in the first two days.  I’m assuming that most people that bought the phone knew about the pros and cons beforehand.  I tried searching for a list of the pros and cons on the web, but I haven’t seen much of a list yet.  Since there isn’t much info about the pros and cons out there, below is a list of them for you.

- WebOS is fast and easy
– Screen is high quality
– Network speed is fast
– Web browser is fast
– Option to use keyboard along with the touchscreen
– GMail push works
– Speaker is loud and clear
– Ability to multitask
– Threaded SMS

– Keyboard is small
– Finger prints tend to remain on the screen
– Battery life isn’t that great (1 hour conversation takes up about 30% battery)
– No expandable memory option
– Tethering doesn’t work
– No ability to search e-mail
– Cut and paste has limitations
– Only a few applications available for download (App Catalog)
– Phone warms up pretty quickly
– CDMA (Sprint-only)

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

The Pros and Cons Of The Palm Pre Comments

  1. pre lover says:

    just got the palm pre!! it is the greatest phone ever!

  2. nyru_007 says:

    Just got one. it keeps shutting down on me and the screen is pretty slow. Its hard to get it to know what exactly you are trying to touch in some things and I have no idea how to even delete a contact.

  3. Kevin says:

    The show stopper for me is lack of categories for contacts and memos.

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