Palm Pre 2 4 Stars

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Look and feel

When it’s closed the Palm Pre 2 has the appearance of a smooth pebble and it looks just as good when you open it.

Ease of use

The user interface is rather unusual and takes a while to get used to, but then is enjoyable in use. The rather cramped QWERTY keyboard takes some care to use.


Lots of features on offer with the likes of A-GPS, HSDPA and Wi-Fi, as well as a 1GHz processor, access to apps in the Palm App Catalog and a five-megapixel camera.


The Palm Pre 2 offers a great user experience, apart from its mediocre camera offering.

Battery life

You’ll need to keep an eye on how many power-hungry apps you run at the same time as a fully charged battery comes up with 330 minutes of talktime and 350 hours on standby.

The user interface is unusual but fun to use, the processor is speedy, the touch-screen responsive, really accurate A-GPS and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
Some major omission (such as a native Twitter client) and a small choice of apps may put off iPhone or Android users.
  • Look and Feel 4 Stars
  • Ease of use 4 Stars
  • Features 4 Stars
  • Performance 4 Stars
  • Battery life 3 Stars

Final verdict: 4 Stars

Palm has created a smart-looking device that has lots of features. The dearth of apps available is a bit of a letdown.

Review by Mobile Choice