Palm Pre Plus: Intuitive Smartphone

Palm has long been thought of by many people as being the Apple of hand-helds. While we may not completely agree with the sentiment we do find sense in the comparison, Palm’s forte for the large part have been well designed, classy and easy to use products. Their webOS first debuted last year and wowed many people with its intuitive interface. The Palm Pre Plus available with Verizon uses webOS and it shows that its a Palm device through and through.

People are often put off when they hear a device labeled as a smart phone. They label it in their minds as horribly clunky but high-end device suitable for business users as often as not. Well this has been fast changing these past years and particularly last year through the advent of devices featuring Android OS as well as the iPhone 3GS and new and improved versions of Symbian OS as well as Microsoft Windows Mobile and of course webOS by Palm.

The Palm Pre Plus cellphone is essentially a Palm Pre (available on Spring) with a larger memory (16 GB for user storage and 512 MB in-built for improved multi-tasking). The main plus point err advantage to the Palm Pre Plus is of course its beautiful design. This in addition to the 3.1″ display with a 320 x 480 resolution supporting up to 16 million colors is truly a sight for sore eyes. Incidentally the Palm Pre Plus feels very nice when handled too.

Multi-touch support in various applications is a good feature, as is its rather unique capability to function as a Wi-Fi router for up to 5 devices. Needless to say amongst its other technical specifications the Palm Pre Plus also features Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) support in addition to GPS (using Google Maps), fairly reasonable 3 MP camera with LED flash, accelerometer, proximity sensor as well as ambient light sensor and the Palm Pre Plus supports CDMA dual band and 3G using Ev-Do revision A.

Call quality was quite good on the Palm Pre Plus mobile phone although signal strength is sometimes deceptive, it might show only 2 or 3 out of 5 bars even in strong reception areas however this does not seem to affect the quality of the calls in any way.

The true strength of the Palm Pre Plus lies of course in the user interface which is very intuitive and easy to use not to mention very easy on the eye as well. The QWERTY keyboard was not quite the best we have used but very reasonable considering the size and thickness of the Palm Pre Plus.

To conclude, we think that the Palm Pre Plus cellphone is an very good overall device especially for first time users although it still needs some catching up to do with the Motorola Droid or Milestone.

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  1. Clerck says:

    The Palm Pre Plus looks great with a larger memory 16 GB for user storage. The main plus point err advantage to the Palm Pre Plus is of course its beautiful design. I also like its larger display with a resolution of a 320 x 480 and supporting up to 16 million colors.

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