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Palm Pre 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 reviews of Palm Pre 2. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and design. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the sound and battery get critical opinions. Reviews are divided on the performance.

usability, portability, design, camera

durability, size, screen, battery, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Palm Pre 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Palm Pre 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Palm Pre 2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Palm Pre 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Palm Pre 2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP 16GB Palm Pre 2 CDMA Smartphone for Verizon with QWERTY Keyboard, WebOS, Touchscreen, WiFi, GPS(Black)HP 16GB Palm Pre 2 CDMA Smartphone for Verizon with QWERTY Keyboard, WebOS, Touchscreen, WiFi, GPS(Black)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Palm Pre 2 (Verizon Wireless)

 

The Palm Pre 2's smooth design and compelling operating system are hobbled by its midrange hardware specs and comparatively thin app catalog.

Pleasantly compact. Bright, responsive display. Fast, fluid OS. Mobile hotspot.

Weak app catalog. Hardware specs are still nothing special. No voice dialing. Weak speakerphone.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

Palm Pre 2 (Verizon Wireless) review:

 

Announced back in October 2010 , the Palm Pre 2 is finally available from Verizon Wireless for $149.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate. On the one hand, it's wonderful to have another WebOS product on the market, especially with...

The Palm Pre 2 ships with WebOS 2.0, which brings such improvements as better multitasking and enhanced universal search.

The Pre 2 doesn't offer a lot of hardware changes over its predecessor. The smartphone can also be sluggish.

The enhancements in WebOS 2.0 make the Palm Pre 2 a very capable smartphone, but we think it's worth waiting for the HP Pre 3, which will offer hardware improvements to complement the software upgrades.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Palm Pre 2 Review

 

The Palm Pre and Pixi marked a bittersweet moment for Palm. Even though the Pre and Pixi were critically acclaimed smartphones, which offered the convenience of a contemporary OS with exceptional functionality and true multi-tasking capabilities,...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Jen Edwards (brighthand)

Palm Pre 2 Review

 

Verizon is offering the Palm Pre 2, which runs HP's webOS and includes a 3.1-inch touchscreen and a sliding keyboard. Is it worth getting or should customers wait for the Pre 3? Read on to find out.

Simple, understated design ; Easy to use webOS ; Good battery life ; Good camera

Small keyboard makes accurate text entry tricky ; Adobe Flash support is hit or miss ; Fewer third-party apps than competitors

If you’re in love with the webOS platform and can’t wait until this summer for the Palm Pre 3, or your older device has suffered an unfortunate accident, then the

May, 2011

Expert review by: Brighthand (brighthand.com)

Palm Pre 2 Review

 

Verizon is offering the Palm Pre 2, which runs HP's webOS and includes a 3.1-inch touchscreen and a sliding keyboard. Is it worth getting or should customers wait for the[...

Simple, understated design, Easy to use webOS, Good battery life, Good camera

Small keyboard makes accurate text-entry tricky, Adobe Flash support is hit or miss, Fewer third-party apps than competitors

May, 2011

Expert review by: Paul Briggs (mobilewhack.com)

Palm Pre 2 Cell Phone Review–Soon To Be Replaced

 

We've got one of Verizon's newest to have a look at today, the Palm Pre 2. It's only recently become available after being announced just a few months ago, so this is definitely hot and fresh for you. But will it be worthwhile, just because it's new?...

Plenty of features ; Great for on the go workers

A bit sluggish ; Will be replaced by a better phone in a matter of months

The Palm Pre 2 is a slider style smartphone that offers conference call capability, speakerphone, wi-fi and Bluetooth connectivity, Flash Player for videos, a video editor, HP’s WebOS 2.0, sixteen gigs of onboard memory, support for AOL Instant...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Bright Hub (brighthub.com)

Palm Pre 2 Review

 

Planning to buy the Palm Pre 2? Check out this review to see how it fares against the competition - iPhone and Android.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: theunwired (theunwired.net)

PHOTOVIEW: HP Palm Pre 2 webOS 2.0 Smartphone

 

The recently announced and launched HP Palm Pre 2 is the first webOS smartphone from HP, after it acquired Palm earlier this year ; but it's also the first webOS 2.0 . The Palm Pre 2 (which follows the Palm Pre and the Palm Pre Plus) is available in a...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Darren Humphries (phonedog.com)

Palm Pre 2 Review by Darren

 

My initial reaction to the leaks of the Pre 2 were along the lines of a famous Albert Einstein quote: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Fairly fitting since Palm first released the Pre, followed by...

Fits nicely in the hand; improved camera; improved battery life; 1GHz processor; rubberized feel. HP webOS 2.0 brings many welcome changes

Very similar to older models; small keyboard; not very slim; slider still wobbles ; The Verdict: If you didn’t like the form of the previous Pres you won’t like this one but if you are a fan it offers improvements on almost everything. It’s a welcome...

I know a lot of you would want to wait for different hardware to even consider a webOS device and I don’t blame you. I’d love to see a slim, large screened webOS phone as well but the Pre 2 does an excellent job for what it is. Looking at webOS, I...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Mike Yawney (thereviewcrew.com)

Review: Palm Pre 2

 

We haven't heard the last of Palm. Earlier this year, HP bought out the company known for the classic PDA and is once again attempting to breathe life back into the brand. And with that, another kick at the cell phone market. The Palm Pre 2 is a...

Nice design ; WebOS 2.0 is a nice improvement

Processor gets bogged down when running more than one app ; Keyboard is tiny ; Lack of apps

We can’t say we’re disappointed with the latest Palm Pre, but it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea.

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen + QWERTY
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Mio
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Slider
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Palm WebOS
Operating System Version:Palm WebOS
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes

Processor

Processor Brand:Unknown
Processor Number:Unknown
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