Palm Pre Review

Posted: June 9, 2009
Palm Pre Review

If the iPhone 3GS doesn't impress you, Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn explore the new Palm Pre developed by former designers from Apple while Alison Haislip takes a trip down to the Sprint launch party in Hollywood.

What You Need To Know

  • The Palm Pre is thicker and bulkier than most phones but still manageable and extremely light. The shape fits nicely int your hand.
  • The touch screen is only 3.1" across but has the same resolution (320 x 480) as the iPhone.
  • The swiping and tapping is super responsible, with a nice water ripple effect that lets you know where you touched the screen.
  • Multi-touch also works perfectly, with a gesture area below the screen to switch between apps.
  • The keyboard is small, a bit sticky and the keys bump up against the edge of the phone. Overall, typing is accurate.
  • The Palm Web OS allows users to multitask with each app running on its own "card." It's the most powerful feature on the Palm Pre.
  • You can also browse the web, listen to music, and sync to you iTunes like an iPod.
  • 3 mega-pixel camera with a flash that takes excellent pictures.
  • The Palm app store only has 19 apps available to purchase!


  • $200 with a Sprint contract.
Overall Rating

Comments are Closed


    Really nice phone. So nice, I just bought one. Take that apple!!

    Posted: June 9, 2009 7:52 PM
  • angryhobbit

    Nice phone, but the stunt hands are flawless.

    Posted: June 9, 2009 7:33 PM