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Palm Pre

alaTest has collected and analyzed 460 reviews of Palm Pre. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The portability and performance also get good views, but the sound and reception get critical views.

usability, performance, portability, design, reliability

durability, battery, reception, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Palm Pre is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Palm Pre


alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Palm Pre from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the screen and design. The reliability and size also get good feedback. The battery and reception get less positive opinions. The GPS navigation and price get mixed views.

portability, size, reliability, design, screen

performance, durability, reception, battery

64% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Palm Pre (Unlocked Multilingual) (QWERTZ, Multi-Lingual, Unlocked, 8GB) Palm Pre (Unlocked Multilingual) (QWERTZ, Multi-Lingual, Unlocked, 8GB)

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Palm Pre


alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 user reviews of Palm Pre from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the durability and price. The design and performance are also appreciated. Views are divided on the size. Many are negative about the reliability and portability.

usability, performance, design, price, durability

portability, reliability

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Palm Touchstone Charging Dock + Data Cable Palm Pre and Palm Pixi Pre, Pixi, Pre Plus, Pixi PlusPalm Touchstone Charging Dock + Data Cable Palm Pre and Palm Pixi Pre, Pixi, Pre Plus, Pixi Plus

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: John Brandon (

Palm Pre review


Palm's great hope finally makes its debut on UK shores

Multi-tasking apps ; Great media phone ; Accurate touch screen ; Responsive ; Card interface is powerful ; Push e-mail from Exchange

Cheap plastic case ; No video recording ; Fiddly keyboard ; Interface requires practise ; Poor app selection

In the end, this is what makes the Palm Pre so compelling, and a better choice for savvy computer users than the Apple iPhone or even the highly extensible T-Mobile G1. It's a new mobile computing paradigm more than a highly useful phone

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Mark Harris (

Palm Pre - Pocket-lint


Watch out Apple! If Palm can ramp up its apps (and perhaps roll-out an OS update) the multi-talented Pre will poach users hunting for a smart, sexy iPhone

Sleek and compact, superb touch UI, multitasking, excellent organisational skills

Under-powered processor, short on software and storage, cut and paste is rubbish

Palm’s near death experience has had an impressive effect. The revitalised company hasn’t just updated its PDA for the twenty-first century, it has crafted a fun, practical and drop-dead gorgeous smartphone that stands close comparison with Apple’s...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (

Palm Pre - First Look - Pocket-lint


Should you be excited? If it can live up to the promise that it's set out, then yes. Palm, it seems is back.

Small, interface, QWERTY keyboard, features

Might not be 3G

So what are our first impressions? Well from our brief time with the device we are passively impressed, it's the best thing to come out of Palm since the first Treo and probably like a lot of people are amazed that they've managed, if they do, to have...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Edward Chester (

Palm Pre


With the Palm Pre finally set to arrive in the UK, Ed finds out if it has been worth the wait.

Opening the phone up also makes it impossible to use the device one handed as you can't reach all of the touch screen so you must either bring a second hand into play or constantly open and close the keyboard as you flit between navigating and typing.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Ginny Mies and Melissa J Perenson (

Palm Pre review


The smallest of all the smartphones we tested, the Palm Pre has desirability in spades, along with a truly wonderful interface.

This is a superlative smartphone that, a few stuttering moments aside, has stolen our hearts every bit as much as the iPhone did when we first tried it. Not perfect, but a hell of a phone.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (

Palm Pre review


The Pre is interesting but flawed: it has some amazing features but is let down by a slow processor, poor battery life and software quirks.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: stuffmagazine (

Palm Pre review - smartphone reviews and video


After almost a year after its announcement, Palm's Pre has arrived in the UK. But with smartphones moving so fast, has it turned up to the party too late?

Proper QWERTY keyboard. Pin-sharp screen. Excellent contacts organisation. Multi-tasking apps

Choice of apps is small. Bulkier than the iPhone. No video recording

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: (

Palm Pre


The Palm Pre has its merits undoubtedly, but it's not the brilliant all-rounder we hoped for

Innovative, intuitive WebOS interface ; full Qwerty keyboard and multi-touch screen ; supports multiple open apps ; 8GB of memory

Opening apps is sluggish and it takes an age to turn on ; music and video lack a little sparkle ; overall design has flaws

Hit and miss performance Drag and drop some music and video to the '8GB' internal memory (there's around 7GB available to use) and while the interface for content is clean, it's a touch sluggish.

Expert review by: (

Palm Pre


So you want a touchscreen phone but the iPhone is just too big, Windows Mobile isn't much fun and Android phones just aren't stylish enough? Check out the Palm Pre, the coolest alternative available, small and sleek with, in case you find texting...

Oct, 2009

Reddot design award winner 2010!

Expert review by: reddot ( (UK))

Palm Pre Mobile Phone


The smooth and ergonomic design of the Palm Pre enables it to rest naturally in the hand and be carried comfortably in the pocket. Its special design is augmented by innovative webOS software that ensures easy access to content on the phone or through...

Product Specifications


Standby time (2G):300
Talk time (2G):5


Built-in Camera: Yes


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Slider


Display diagonal:7.87
Display Resolution:320 x 480
Touchscreen: Yes


Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Text prediction system:T9


FM radio: No


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3G

Other features

Ringer type:Polyphonic


Operating system installed:Palm OS
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes


Operating system installed:Palm OS


Internal Memory:8192

Weight & Dimensions

Height :10.1
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