"This is a fabulous business phone!"5.0 starson by elbess
Pros: Display is fabulous
Card deck makes everything easy to organize, find, and use
Phone is small with a nice size screen 3.1
Slide switch to turn off sounds
3.5 mm plug for headsets
Comes with all the essential apps necessary for a business phone
Cons: No automatic spelling checker
I wish it had a glass screen like the IPod/IPhone
I would like to see more or user expandable memory so I could replace my IPod touch completely
Needs voice dialing for at least the Bluetooth headset.
Summary: Most cons can be overcome by READING the manual!! Which is obvious that some reviewers haven?t done or don?t really own the phone and just like to badmouth stuff they can?t really actually own!
I am very tired of hearing people complain about the battery life. PLEASE? This is a small phone and bigger batteries make the phone bigger (not a plus). The Ipod/Iphone has no user changeable battery period. So get a bigger battery (and a bigger phone) and get 2-3 more hrs between charges - still not enough to work a long day at a trade show. With the Ipod/Iphone you are dead unless you can find a place to charge your phone?But not with the Palm Pre (or other phones with replaceable batteries). Let?s get real here? Palm makes this very cool and very small spare battery holder/charger 3404WW. I got 2 for less than$70.00 (with the batteries). I have yet to use the second one. So I work a long day and in 6-8 hrs. I just pop in a fully charged spare and I am good for another 6-8 hrs. This a small price to pay for a very nice small phone that is better than anything out there.
Yes it doesn?t have a lot of apps yet - but in reality how important are they to a business user? The onscreen keyboard would be handy but I am sure it will come soon.
I really take exception to the review stating this is not a good business phone. I have had all the ?Great? business phones and this is the best out these at this time. The IPhone is unusable as a business phone without a replaceable battery.
I am not sure how you make a small phone with an enormous keyboard? I find the slide out keyboard very usable and I actually think it is a reason to buy the phone! For a business phone I think you must have a real keyboard.
If you want a better camera buy a camera. If you want video recorder buy one?This is a business phone primarily so don?t complain about non essential stuff.
Finger print magnet -- give me a break ? wipe it off once in awhile.