Palm Pre Plus from AT&T: Conclusion

May 15, 2010 by Jen Edwards Reads (26,692)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service, Warranty & Support
    • 7
    • Ease of Use
    • 10
    • Design
    • 8
    • Performance
    • 10
    • Value
    • 2
    • Total Score:
    • 7.40
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

CONCLUSION

AT&T’s version of the Palm Pre Plus is a really nice smartphone, but unless you’re desperate for a new phone right away, it might be smarter to hold off.

Palm Pre Plus from AT&TIt’s $120 more than Verizon’s version with the mobile Hotspot feature, and of course a new iPhone is expected from AT&T in the very near future. The timing and the price tend to overshadow what is otherwise a solidly built and very useful phone that takes full advantage of Palm’s webOS operating system.

The webOS is so easy to use it’s ideal for soccer moms and other less-than-tech-savvy types, but it’s also powerful enough for mobile professionals who don’t need a heavy duty smartphone like a Blackberry or a Windows Mobile device. If email and calendar/contact functionality are your main focus, and if your personal information is already out there on the Web in a Google account or on Microsoft Exchange, the AT&T Palm Pre Plus is a solid contender if you can look past its $150 price tag.

Pros

  • Beautiful touchscreen
  • Exceptional calendar and contact features simplify your online life
  • Good camera with a strong flash
  • Good quality video output

Cons

  • Expensive, since the same device is available from Verizon for $100 less
  • Keyboard is good, but could be improved

 


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