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Palm Pre Plus is a Multitasking fiend

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Palm Pre Plus is a Multitasking fiend
For those wondering if the "Plus" in the Palm Pre "Plus" really stood for something, the increase in RAM alone apparently makes a big difference. The guys at Pre Central decided to see how many applications each version of the Pre could run before the multitasking would grind the device to a halt. The Sprint version stopped at 13 apps. The Verizon model slowed a tad after 30 applications, and was still going when the site decided to stop at the round number of 50. Any of you Pre owners want to move up to the Plus after seeing this?

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

Hopefully, for Palm's sake, bringing the Pre to VZW and bumping the stats a little will help save them.

posted on 21 Jan 2010, 14:29

2. Steven58 (Posts: 80; Member since: 25 Nov 2009)

After seeing the reviews of the Pre Plus, I am more in a quandry about what to upgrade to. Driod w/ 2.1 update (coming soon)? Pre Plus? N1 when it comes out to Verizon? The rumored Verizon Iphone in June? Honestly? It is nice to have a variety of great smartphones to choose from. A dearth of variety of Verizon smartphones used Verizon's Achilles' heel. No more.

posted on 21 Jan 2010, 14:59

4. testman22 (Posts: 339; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)

I'm in the same boat as far as decisions. Love using web OS, but then you're sacrificing the Large screen, free nav, and more apps on the android phone. Plus you have the lurking rumors of iphone and bravo... I cant decide!

posted on 22 Jan 2010, 01:07

13. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


posted on 21 Jan 2010, 14:52

3. mr. anderson (Posts: 92; Member since: 16 Apr 2009)

im going to call bullshit on this one. first off, both the giz and engadget reviews pointed out that the plus wasnt noticably faster unless you had tons of apps open, and honestly who has more than a few open at the same time? secondly, the sprint pre can handle 20+ apps without much problem, ive maxed one out at 32. i realize it all depends on what apps are opened, but 13 is nothing.

posted on 21 Jan 2010, 19:49

10. hmcougar09 (Posts: 137; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

Your face is bullshit.

posted on 21 Jan 2010, 16:40

5. brettconnect (Posts: 9; Member since: 10 Jun 2009)

Yeah but doesnt do video messaging. what were they thinking? And if you battery pull the device with it on all your info is erased. Palm is done with. Nice try. Verizon didnt even order that many of these devices cuz they know its crap. These will be the last palm devices. FAIL

posted on 21 Jan 2010, 17:04

6. mr. anderson (Posts: 92; Member since: 16 Apr 2009)

if you're going to be a fanboy at least try not to say dumb things

posted on 21 Jan 2010, 18:03

7. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)

lol...I 2nd that

posted on 21 Jan 2010, 22:56

11. oddmanout (Posts: 442; Member since: 22 May 2009)

update 1.4 releases next month... WebOS will support video and browser flash plug-in in the next update. Do your homework next time you try to bash a good phone fanboy and maybe you wont look like a dumbass.

posted on 22 Jan 2010, 03:29

14. riot92 (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Jan 2010)

actually the palm pre plus and pixi plus will make you sing up with a free account once you activate the phone which on a daily basis backs up your info to the palm server for free. so regards less if you switch to a new palm pre you can log in to your account and everything will load back up. and the app store even lets you download all your apps once again without charging you for the ones you bought some time ago...i should know i had the training on this today.

posted on 22 Jan 2010, 17:37

15. brikz4real (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)

@brett.... There will, indeed, be an upgrade available soon for video capabilities in both the Pre and Pixi Plus, thus making it a legitimate MMS capable smartphone.

posted on 21 Jan 2010, 18:04

8. rwolf1984 (Posts: 532; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)

i like the concept of WebOS the multi-tasking etc...i enjoy playing with the operating system when i get a chance. devices not so much. Google or Apple could use some multitasking in their life, lol...If the VZW is anywhere near as bad as the Sprint Palms then they are in trouble. Hopefully since att and verizon are picking up these phones the bugs are worked out. the next Palm i would like to see a Pixi more comparable to a curve and maybe an all touch device. I read an article that Palm has developed in the mid-90s a forerunner to the device known today as the netbook...WTF Palm. You coulda been a baller...shame on you

posted on 21 Jan 2010, 19:11

9. scorpio85 (Posts: 160; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)

I would honestly wait to get the next gen of the Pre. Its a nice phone dont get me wrong, but I had one and it got boring really quick! Unless you dont care about apps that much then you would definately like it. Get it on Sprint though, much better plans.

posted on 22 Jan 2010, 00:34

12. pathmarkpolice (Posts: 102; Member since: 05 Feb 2009)

Pre is a great phone that is just suffering from some stupid limitations. Video recording needs to be there out of the box, and the navigation solution should be in the phone itself and not based on the carrier. Palm made a great OS with the Web OS, but they need to continue to improve it and keep in line with Android and the iPhone. Hell, even Nokia has free navigation on all of their smartphones now! Oh and the Pre's battery life is caca.

posted on 22 Jan 2010, 17:43

16. brikz4real (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)

Wow....what a decision to make: Android, BB, WebOS, WinMo 7 ( soon ).... all good players in the game. They all have their good ( and bad ) points. Android, WebOS, and WinMo all have excellent Personal Info backup systems ( Google Mail, WebOS backup, and MyPhone respectively ). Sorry, but the iPhone is outta the question for me. Three generations of it and they STILL haven't gotten it right. It will take more than the "cool factor" to sway me. By the way.... Why the hell does Palm continue to make microscopic buttons on their keypads? Just a thought.

posted on 27 Jan 2011, 21:01

17. cyber (unregistered)

I'm using Palm Pre Plus for a half a year. And my girlfriend has an iPhone. Palm sucks very much! The touch screen is not responsive. You guys think whether you want slow multitasking Palm, or fast and responsive iPhone.

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