I've used the Sprint Navigation feature 3 times now. I've never had a GPS device before. The first time was from San Francisco to Menlo Park. It went smoothly; I missed my last turn and the GPS recalculated quickly, and it handled navigation in the business park's small parking lot. The second time was for a trip from San Francisco to South San Francisco to the FedEx distribution center. This was a shorter trip and the parking lot was much bigger than on the first trip, but it got me there in one piece. … Read more
The charger is essentially a USB cable that plugs into a neat Palm base, so you can use the cable either for plugging into your computer or into the charger. The one end is standard USB for plugging into the charger or computer, and the end that plugs into the computer is a micro-usb I believe. The same connector that is on newer blackberry's (I haven't tried interchanging the power cables, I'm sufficiently … Read more
What I Like Most
My favorite feature of the Palm Pre is multitasking. The card format for multiple applications is very user-friendly. Navigating between multiple cards is simple and intuitive: swipe up to go to card view, tap the background while in card view to minimize the cards and see more on the screen at once, swipe left to scroll among open apps, and tap the card … Read more
I like the calendar that comes with the Pre. For a few days I was a little irritated that only the time was shown on the home screen (unless the screen was locked, then you saw both the date and the time), but then I realized that the calendar icon in the quick launch bar contains the day. (Insert Homer Simpson "DOH!" here.) … Read more
The only complaint that I have about the email is that from the main email screen, where you can scroll through and choose emails to open. Unfortunately, this is really the only thing you can do in this screen. I haven't found an intuitive way to search or sort my email, so if I want to find something specific, I have to scroll and scroll and scroll to try to catch what I'm looking for. I would also love to see a feature where I can 'press and hold' an item (equivalent to right-clicking) to bring up the option to do something with the highlighted message like delete, mark as unread, or something of the sort. Right now, you can only do this by opening the message.
I spent the evening without my laptop so I used the Palm Pre all night as my access to the Internet.
I Twittered, I emailed, I contributed to a message board and the comments section of a blog and I was surfing the Internet all at the same time. The speed and ease at which I was able to do this amazed me.
I expected there to be some lag in connectivity. I'm not sure why, it was just my, relatively, low expectations of any new technology I suppose but I'm terribly pleased with the results tonight. Switching … Read more
As time goes by, I'm getting more and more comfortable with the beautiful little egg, known as, The Palm Pre. I just want to show you a couple of my favorite things.
FIRST: ADD A CALL. Other wise know as call conferencing.
Notice on the CALL SCREEN, in the lower right hand corner is a +phone symbol (add call), you place your call then after the person picks up you hit the +phone symbol (add call). At the top of the second picture you see where you dial the second person you want to add to the conference, then push talk and you're on a three way call. This is so neat, the Blackberry Curve nor the Palm Pro have this feature. I just love it. You don't have to remember any numbers to dial to place a conference call.… Read more
Let's face it, today it is just as important that our gadgets are stylish as they are useful. When tackling an entirely new device that would put them back on the map, Palm realized they would have to put a lot of thought and money into industrial design. At first look, the Pre truly is a gorgeous device. The rounded corners and compact design are a perfect fit for the hand and pocket and the glossy finish and unique shape invoke stares from curious onlookers.
Check out the video for a more in depth look at the hardware:In … Read more