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Palm Pre 2

Announced
Oct 19, 2010
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (186 ppi)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.67 inches inches)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

The Palm Pre 2 is the new flagship device from Palm which comes to succeed the Palm Pre Plus. It is equipped with 1GHz that powers the new webOS 2.0, 5MP camera, QWERTY keyboard, 3.1" touch display and 16GB of memory.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • webOS (2.1, 2.0)
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.96 x 2.35 x 0.67 inches (100.7 x 59.6 x 16.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.11 oz (145 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.1 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 480 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 186 ppi
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • 1000 MHz
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.50 hours
      the average is 12 h (740 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.6 days (350 hours)
      the average is 20 days (492 h)

Multimedia

  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload)

Technology

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EV-DO Rev.A
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4
    • Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 19 Oct 2010

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 410

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