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Palm Pre Plus GSM

Announced
Mar 22, 2010
Market status
Released
Release date
May 16, 2010

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

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)
  • Low-resolution camera (3 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

Palm Pre Plus for AT&T is identical to the one which is already found in Verizon's catalog. It's main feature is Palm's webOS operating system, which looks contemporary and allows for multitasking. Other things the Palm Pre Plus offers include a 3.1-inch multitouch display, 3MP camera and Wi-Fi.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • webOS (1.4)
  • Form factor:
    • Slider
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.96 x 2.34 x 0.67 inches (100.5 x 59.5 x 16.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.89 oz (138 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control

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
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 47.87 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 640x480 (VGA)

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 11 h (676 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.6 days (350 hours)
      the average is 20 days (478 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1150 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, AMR
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML, WAP 2.0

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • 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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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer, Calculator, Notes, Memo
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Direct Push e-mail, Push e-mail
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
    • Profiles:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 15 Mar 2010
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        O8F-CASY link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.69 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 850 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.88 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 850 MHz

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 22 Mar 2010

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 150
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