Pros Palm pre 2 is easy to use , the os has become my favorite . The qwerty key board is very usable. Being able to stack current apps with the ability to multtask. The screen is small but functional looks just fine. The phone Phone has a solid feel
Cons A bigger screen would be better for browsing. And more available apps in the app store. Takes a while to turn on , even compared to other smart phones.
Summary The swipe OS is wonderfull and a smooth process in use. I like it that the phone can stack my current tasks and I can truly multi-task. Over all use is a pleasure and is easy to use. Call quality is just fine. And reception is good wether indoors or not.
Pros Multitasking, Powerful, Enyo Development Platform, HTML5, Synery and Touch transfer feature.
Cons none, it needs IPv6 configuration options
Summary This webOS platform is the easiest OS to develop for and will give developers alot to work with in the future.
Pros Glass screen, keyboard, screen quality, processor, battery, webOS(!)
Cons Verizon doesn't release software updates quick enough, some may prefer a larger screen
Summary The screen size and phone size are perfect for the hand and pocket. The glass screen feels great.
This is the phone the original Pre should have been and webOS 2.0 is the best operating system available.
Pros - webOS handling (gestures)
- webOS is able to multitask
- hardware keyboard
- quiet stable and robust (has fallen down two or three times with a result of no more than a few scratches)
Cons - too few apps are available
- homebrew patches often mess up with system patches
- no on-screen keyboard
- slide-mechanism takes away some stability
- experienced a lot of bugs and errors over the 1,5 years of usage
Summary I really liked my Palm Pre 2 once I received and got used to it. I was positively surprised by webOS's functionalities of multitasking, switching between windows and its gestures and handling in general - even if not totally precise at all times, it is good and intuitive.
But after the first enthusiasm decreased, I came across a lot of problems and errors during everyday usage: since the offered range of apps is very small, I decided to install Homebrew Apps and Patches as well to have a wider range. First, most went fine. But then, after the first big webOS-system-update, my Palm Pre stopped working properly and I had to reset it in order to get it back to normal working mode. Lesson learned: be careful with patches and system updates, as they might get into conflict with each other. But even after the reset, I started to experience more and more problems over the course of 1,5 years: sometimes, my phone does not have any reception from one second to the next and this can most of the times only be solved by a restart. Then, the system sometimes stopps reacting to anything at all. Nothing can be done besides a restart, again. When I finally came to not being able to answer calls - display not reacting, sliding not reacting or display freezing while trying to take the call - I decided to leave the phone alone. Besides, email receiving sometimes works promptly and sometimes not at all (connection to exchange server - and it is not the exchange server not being reachable) and then, again, only restarting might, if I am lucky, solve the issue. So unfortunately, I have decided to move away from webOS and my Palm Pre 2 to Android. And even though I am already missing some of the webOS-features, I have to admit that Android is working more smoothly.
Pros Sleek. Easy to hold.
Cons So sleek it slips easily out of pockets, bags, etc.
Very poor battery life.
Keyboard requires you file your fingernails into points.
Keyboard crams too much into too few keys.
Web access is very slow and using the screen/keyboard for the web is maddenin
Summary I really regret getting this phone and am counting the days until I can change for something else under my plan. Sound quality is poor, typing is a nightmare (I had a Blackberry before this -- those are lightening fast to work on in comparison).
Whatever you do, don't buy this without thoroughly trying it out in a store, and once you get it, don't expect (as I stupidly did) that you'll get used to the Lilliputian keyboard.