Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My Time Comes To An End: Palm Pre Plus

Tomorrow marks the last day of my Palm Pre Plus posts. My obligation to tell you about this phone will have ended and at that time I can do whatever I want with the phone. I can throw it away. I can sell it. I can "retire" it and bring back my BlackBerry. Guess what I'm going to do?

Anyone want to buy a lightly used BlackBerry? Heck yeah I'm keeping my Palm. You couldn't pay me to sell it, trash it, or give it away. I love the slide out keyboard because I'm not much good at typing on touchscreens. I love that you can rotate the phone for a nice wide viewing area. I love the magnetic charger. I love the easy navigation system. I love that it has saved my butt a number of times with the mobile hotspot wi-fi. I also love the fact that it doesn't freeze up all the time like my BlackBerry did and that the 16G of memory is on board memory allowing me to download apps to my hearts content.

I never got a chance to share with you the feature list, so here it is:
Palm webOS™ platform
Touch screen with slide out QWERTY keyboard
Wi–Fi Ready (802.11 b/g)
3G Mobile Hot Spot Capable
HTML Web Browser
Palm Synergy™ –See contacts, calendars, or conversations from multiple sources in one view
Memory: 16GB Flash/512 RAM
Bluetooth® Wireless Technology–(V 2.1+EDR)
Music Player for MP3, AAC, AAC+, WAV, AMR, QCELP
Gesture area –enables simple, intuitive gestures for navigation
Universal search –Automatically start searching the phone or the web just by typing on the keyboard
Email –Exchange ActiveSync support for corporate email, as well as personal email support (Google push, Yahoo!, POP3, IMAP)
Instant Messaging for Google Talk and AOL
VZ Navigatorsm Capable
Assisted & Standalone GPS
View Microsoft Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, and PDF documents
Palm Over the Air Updates
3 Megapixel camera with flash
Wi–Fi Ready (802.11 b/g)
Music Player for MP3, AAC, AAC+, WAV, AMR, QCELP
Download MP3’s from Amazon Music Store
Total Equipment Coverage is Available

General Information
Display: 3.1"(HVGA 480 x 320), 24 bit TFT
CDMA 1x EVDO Rev A: 800/1900mHz
Hearing Aid Compatibility = M4
SAR Information: 0.919 W/1Kg at Ear; 0.936 W/1Kg on Body
Battery Usage: Up to 330 minutes talk time / Up to 350 hours standby
Dimensions: 3.9" (H) x 2.3" x (W) x 0.67" (D)
Weight: 4.89 oz.

Disclaimer: This opportunity to review/report on my experience with the Palm Pre Plus was made possible by Verizon. I was given a Palm Pre Plus for my review/report, but my opinion on the phone/
Verizon is my own.

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