The Pre arrived on the afternoon of Friday, June 26, and as Murphy's law dictates, I was not home to sign for it. So after a short drive to the FedEx distribution center, I was in my home office, tearing through the box with my camera at my side.
I'm a little disappointed with the accessories that come with the Pre. The folding prongs on the charger is a nice touch for travel, but I'd like to see an actual case in the box. The chamois bag does a nice job of polishing the phone, and you'… Read more
Like the other bloggers participating in this month-long Palm Pre test drive, I have been provided a Pre and a free demo account by Sprint for the month of July. However, unlike some of the other bloggers here, the phone I will test drive will be my second Pre.
After much (joyful) agonizing about the options, I purchased my first Palm Pre on June 16th. My series of blog posts, therefore, will be a combination … Read more
Hello there. I am one of the ten bloggers selected by CNET (along with Ben, thanks to Andrew Mager for the contest entry link, though I got it via Facebook) to test drive the Palm Pre for a month. Hopefully, I am able to provide a unique perspective from the other bloggers. A little background info about myself.
I am a software engineer living in Seattle, Washington. I write for three other blogs, a few actual printed publications and am an active social web participator with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and the like.
On one hand, as evidenced by my occupation … Read more
Since its debut at the Consumer Electronics show in January, I've been curious to play with the Palm Pre. A few years back I was an avid Palm Treo 650 user, as my first smartphone I was blown away at the ability to be connected at all times, immediately reply to email and browse the web. But as new devices entered the market, the Treo became very stale and troubles at Palm kept innovation at a minimum. For years, whispers of the development of a new Linux-based Palm OS swirled around the web, but many were skeptical, for good … Read more
Like fine wine, we're getting better with time.
Hhhheeeellllloooo, electronic world. I'm here on the planet of electronics alive and well aaannnnddd thriving. You're probably wondering who I am and what's up with all of this hullabaloo. Well, I am a 57 year old woman named Paula. Why am I giving you my age? Because most people think I'm way younger than 57 because of all the electronics I possess. We live in a technology world and with time more and more technology pop up on the world scene. So my philosophy is "Why let it pass you by with age, instead become like wine and get better with time". How about that!!!… Read more
Un-boxing the Palm Pre is like tearing open the gift you think is a cd, and finding that plus a gift card to cover the home theater system you've been drooling over!
As a mom who works from home and uses technology daily to connect both socially and professionally, I am really excited about the Palm Pre.
I'm currently the owner of a Samsung Instinct, and while I applaud Samsung for some of the Instinct's advanced features I've been disappointed with it's slow run time, lack of applications for business users and a real keyboard. … Read more
We chose ten bloggers from thousands of entries to write about their experiences with the Palm Pre on the Now Network from Sprint. We gave each blogger a phone and one month to take it for a test drive. Here's a little bit about our bloggers. … Read more
I've been at the helm of The Cheapskate for about 18 months now. I don't know how that works out in dog years, but I figure it's the musical equivalent of cutting six or seven albums. (Don't ask me where that math comes from. I was an English major, and I'm working toward a metaphor, dammit.)
Consequently, I decided it was time for a "Greatest Hits" post--a collection of some of my favorite money-saving tips. If you're new to the blog or just missed these the first time around, I hope you'… Read more