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Palm Pre Plus

5.3/10 AVG.
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5.3/10
Informr score
The Palm Pre Plus currently has an Informr score of 5.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
HP WebOS
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
3.1"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PhoneArena

The obvious things come to mind as we know that this is almost the same device that was unveiled well over a year ago – which is undoubtedly in the later stages of its product cycle. Sure we've seen some improvements with webOS that showcase the commitment in balancing the platform, and it's evi...

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena
PhoneArena

The Pre Plus is not as “cutting-edge” as it would have been last year.

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena
Engadget

As far as phones go, it is by no means perfect -- like the iPhone 3GS or the Nexus One or the Droid, it has its issues, and you will find yourself annoyed by certain decisions Palm has made here. It should be obvious that as a smartphone buyer, you have some amazing options right now. If you're...

- Joshua Topolsky, Engadget


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Common Questions


Palm released the Pre Plus on May 16, 2010.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Palm Pre Plus user manual here.


Palm backs up the Pre Plus with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Pre Plus has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Palm support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Palm's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
3.1"

The Palm Pre Plus's screen size is 3.1 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a Texas Instruments OMAP 3430 processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the HP WebOS 1.4 operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
1150mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1150 mAh battery. Palm's performance ratings are 14.5 days standby time.

Pre Plus Specs

Overview
Release date May 16, 2010
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A
variations
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System HP WebOS 1.4

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Processor Texas Instruments OMAP 3430
Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.92 W/kg
Body: 0.98 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1150 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 14.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.0 x 6.0 x 1.7 cm (3.9 x 2.4 x 0.7 in)
Weight 138 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3.1 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN, ICQ
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption WPA
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, PDF, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Critic Reviews


PhoneArena

Almost the same device that was unveiled well over a year ago

from PhoneArena

The obvious things come to mind as we know that this is almost the same device that was unveiled well over a year ago – which is undoubtedly in the later stages of its product cycle. Sure we've seen some improvements with webOS that showcase the commitment in balancing the platform, and it'...More

The obvious things come to mind as we know that this is almost the same device that was unveiled well over a year ago – which is undoubtedly in the later stages of its product cycle. Sure we've seen some improvements with webOS that showcase the commitment in balancing the platform, and it's evident that all the steps have been gradual – but consumers are surely expecting to see a major overhaul some time soon. You really can't help comparing it to Verizon's version, which trumps AT&T's one, because it offers free Mobile HotSpot on-board and has a better price. Unfortunately, AT&T's product doesn't provide anything refreshingly new for its webOS starved customers. And with the steep $149.99 price tag associated with it, there are  few reasonably strong points in going with this device – even with the inclusion of the Touchstone charging dock for free. When that limited promotion ends, consumers will easily see the value with Verizon's version and gravitate towards it – that's unless AT&T decides to match it in every way.

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PhoneArena

An attractive and ergonomic design

from PhoneArena

The webOS software is its greatest benefit, as it is easy enough for practically anyone to use, especially those who have never considered using a smartphone before. But with little changes in the software since last year, Palm will have to play catch-up with the iPhone and Android-based phones, which currently have more robust operating systems and with thousands of more apps that can be downloaded. Only time will tell how things will play out between webOS 1.4, Android 2.1, and iPhone OS 4.0....

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The webOS software is its greatest benefit, as it is easy enough for practically anyone to use, especially those who have never considered using a smartphone before. But with little changes in the software since last year, Palm will have to play catch-up with the iPhone and Android-based phones, which currently have more robust operating systems and with thousands of more apps that can be downloaded. Only time will tell how things will play out between webOS 1.4, Android 2.1, and iPhone OS 4.0.

Regarding our ratings below: When the Palm Pre for Sprint came out last year, we gave it high marks because it was unique and was one of the easiest smartphones to use on the market. Since then, more competing devices have come out, and the Pre Plus is not as “cutting-edge” as it would have been last year. We base our ratings on the current Palm Pre Plus, as well as how it compares to other current devices.

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Engadget

It should be obvious that as a smartphone buyer, you have some amazing options right now

from Engadget

As far as phones go, it is by no means perfect -- like the iPhone 3GS or the Nexus One or the Droid, it has its issues, and you will find yourself annoyed by certain decisions Palm has made here. It should be obvious that as a smartphone buyer, you have some amazing options right now. If you'...More

As far as phones go, it is by no means perfect -- like the iPhone 3GS or the Nexus One or the Droid, it has its issues, and you will find yourself annoyed by certain decisions Palm has made here. It should be obvious that as a smartphone buyer, you have some amazing options right now. If you're a Verizon customer, you can get the excellent Droid, or wait for the forthcoming Nexus One, to say nothing of the BlackBerry offerings on the network (if that's your cup of tea). If you're carrier independent, then your choice is even harder -- T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T offer a stack of seriously great phones that would make even the pickiest geek happy. So why choose the Pre Plus on Verizon? To answer that question, you have to figure out if you believe in the potential of webOS devices; Palm doesn't have the fastest phone, or the phone with the highest resolution, certainly not the biggest app selection, and it doesn't have a massive community behind it. What it does have, however, is a brilliant platform with huge potential to change the way you work and live with your phone (provided they tap that potential soon... as in now). If you're as hopeful as we are that that potential will be fulfilled, your decision should be a simple one.

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User Reviews


Phonedog

STAY AWAY FROM THIS POS

from Phonedog
Pro: NONE. Con: Every single thing about this "phone" is horrible and does not work. Using experience: 2 years The phone goes offline for no reason, shuts off, deletes contacts, freezes, and simply DOES NOT WORK. NEVER get the palm pre. STAY AWAY. I am just waiting for the contract to end so I can switch to AT&T
Pro: NONE. Con: Every single thing about this "phone" is horrible and does not work. Using experience: 2 years The phone goes offline for no reason, shuts off, deletes contacts, freezes, and simply DOES NOT WORK. NEVER get the palm pre. STAY AWAY. I am just waiting for the contract to end so I can switch to AT&T Less

Lacking in apps and functionality

I bought this "smartphone" thinking it was smart - guess again. No removable memory card, only 16 GB internal memory - no Voice actuated dialing app - that's just plain ridiculous - the apps for this are presented as extensive - not - I got this phone through Verizon and the apps catalog stinks - most...More
I bought this "smartphone" thinking it was smart - guess again. No removable memory card, only 16 GB internal memory - no Voice actuated dialing app - that's just plain ridiculous - the apps for this are presented as extensive - not - I got this phone through Verizon and the apps catalog stinks - most of the apps are stuff I wouldn't use anyway and the stuff I was hoping to implement don't exist - Palm has fallen behind the times and needs to focus on relevant apps if they want to stay in business - so far, there's no indication that's happening. I'm sorry I got this phone - the old phone I replaced was more versatile than this thing. Less

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