Palm Pre Plus for AT&T Review

Almost close to its one year official launch anniversary, the US market is now witnessing its very first official GSM webOS smartphone with AT&T's Palm Pre Plus. And now that Palm's world has solidified ever so much since HP's buyout, it seems like a good time for a webOS-powered handset...
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1. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Why would anyone choose this over the verizon version, when verizon has a FREE mobile hotspot, and att isn't even offering that feature???

3. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

id take a gsm phone over a cdma anyday (even if its a completely shittier phone)

5. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Maybe there are those who don't want to switch carriers.? Maybe there are those who actually want a GSM Palm Pre instead of a CDMA Palm Pre.? There are reasons why a person would choose the AT&T version over the Verizon one, but you're not that open minded it seems.

6. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Or maybe his open mind has led him to the conclusion that the Verizon Pre is a better deal.

8. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Even if the Verizon Palm Pree is a better deal, there are users who would rather stick to AT&T as their carrier and/or want a GSM Palm Pre Plus.

10. phonedemocracy

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Having an open mind would include the choice to switch carriers if needed. This might be the stupidest thread I've seen today. We are all less intelligent because of it.

11. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

rather have the GSM version - nice looking phone....for a woman.

13. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

No, not always the case. What if AT&T is better than Verizon in your particular area. Why switch.?

14. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

But what if both carriers work...then what's the better deal?

2. Ebonyks

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

"However, it's still missing a long press feature that could make opening links in another card easier – which can be accomplished by holding down the function button on the QWERTY while pressing a link. By no means does it ruin the overall experience, but over time we'd like to see some additional new implementations to complete it." For those who don't mind adding preware on their phone, there's a simple patch that lets you open up another card with a new url by simply placing one finger on the gesture area and then tapping the link.

4. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

What is with that awful background AT&T is using?

7. michael95gt

Posts: 45; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

Picked one up this afternoon, pretty cool so far. DontHateOnS60, that background isn't on the phone. Must be user added or a preproduction deal.

9. tuck78

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 29, 2010

I picked this up on Sunday. Seems pretty good so far. The battery seems to drain quickly. However, I have been playing with the phone constantly because its my new toy. Also, my last phone was a Nokia E71 with an incredible battery, so I might just be jaded. The keyboard keys could be slightly bigger or raised a bit more but I imagine it just takes some getting use to. The gesture pad/area takes some getting used to as well.

12. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

When I purchased my TILT back in 2008, I was going through the battery just as you have been. I have a friend with the SPRINT version and she loves it. Looks like a nice phone - enjoy it!!
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