Palm Pre 2 is siding with Verizon for its launch?
Domestically, it looks as though Verizon will be the carrier this time around to receive the first crack at the alleged successor to the Palm Pre. This intriguing speculation came after an internal image of Verizon''s VZLearn portal has been leaked indicating the Palm Pre 2 in the device training. Though, there is no mention in the leaked image regarding an actual launch date or pricing. Nevertheless, things are once again slowly stirring up in Palm land after a long period of silence.
Palm Pre 2 Preliminary Specifications
2. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
I second that motion...if this phone has the same form factor as the original, HP don't bother.
3. MalakiMills (Posts: 255; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)
I actually thought that the first form factor of the Palm Pre was an excellent design and I don't see much need to change it. As long as all the specs are up'd to at least a 1 ghz processor and a high resolution display then I think it will be a successful phone.
4. numberonenygfan (Posts: 211; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)
I agree, for people who use and like palm the palm pre plus on verizon is a very good phone.. the best part about PALM is that it WORKS... very good with multitasking and easy to use.. in addition to the high res display and faster processer they need to make the screen bigger and the keys on the keyboard larger and easier to press.. other then that... great phone ... but i do understand why others would not care.. palm is for a specific type of cusotmer that wants an easy to use smartphone... which the only other customers that really want that are i phone customers. I think it could do well.. if hp desides not to go the creepy soccer mom route with the ads lol .
5. tkfox007 (unregistered)
The Palm Pre is a very good phone, however it's marketing was done completely wrong. It was a smartphone that was marketed heavily towards women by Sprint (who showned nothing but women using it) and Verizon (who just came out and said it was "the smartphone smart enough for mom"), which was insulting to women and shunned away men and shunned any application developers. I probably would of gotten the Pre if it was a lot bigger, like Droid size bigger.
6. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
Numerous customers pass up a free Palm Pixi Plus or the reasonably priced Palm Pre Plus based on the size of the keyboard alone. Something needs to be done differently in the way of the form factor. Sure the OS is great (but not without its share of issues...seen multiple returned based on software about the same rate as any other brand out there) but it stops there. Offer a full touch option or atleast revise the keyboard. Most of the blame goes toward advertising bein the reason the phone didnt do so well but thats a small portion of it. i think the bigger reason is in the age of smartphone beasts Palm released a device that was just subpar. Even with a snapdragon processor it just lacks that wow factor or even the standard level of whats come out within the last 8 mos. Change is good