"First impression was good, have been disappointed since"3.0 starson by sandra-sch
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.