Palm Pre Phone (Sprint)


The revolutionary Palm Pre Phone (Sprint) will make your life simpler by always being one step ahead. The Palm Pre will pull each of your online calendars into a single, easy-to-view screen, so you’ll always be on top of your appointments, and it will automatically link all your contacts from different sources, letting you easily find what you need when you need it. Whether you are sending emails or text messages, browsing the web, listening to music, or simply making a phone call, the Palm Pre makes everything easier than ever.

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Actual Customer Feedback:

The palm is a sweet phone. But it takes a while to get used to.”
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“In terms of straight up wow-factor, this definitely outclasses every single mobile OS on the market.”
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“Keeping several windows open is a nice feature that pre has.”
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“Quick, intuitive, and with everything being multitaskable.”
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In summary, and based upon customer feedback and forum discussions, the Palm Pre Phone (Sprint) has a great browser experience, below moderate battery heft (tweak the background data collection and lower the brightness), call volume is probably too soft, great software (though currently limited), beautiful operating system, and over all much improved over previous models.

Company Info:

At Palm, we’re focused on creating instinctive yet powerful mobile products that enable people to better manage extraordinary lives on the go. Our goal is to deliver products that implement technology in a truly useful way. We innovate. We create and define categories. Expect not just more, but better. Not just faster, but more useful.

Product Details:

The svelte Palm Pre slides out to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard for fast and easy text input.

Palm Synergy Brings Your Calendars and Contacts Together
The Palm Pre features Synergy technology, which gathers all your information from different sources and puts them together in one place for you to see. Instead of having your information scattered in different screens, the Pre automatically brings them together so you can easily find what you need. If you have calendars from Microsoft Outlook, Google, and Facebook, Synergy will automatically gather all your appointments and put them into one easy-to-view calendar, so you won’t miss an appointment again.

The Pre also makes managing your contacts simple — not only will it gather your contacts from different places such as Google, Exchange, and Facebook, but if you have the same contacts in different places, this revolutionary phone will automatically link them together so they show up just once. And all your conversations with the same person will automatically be gathered into one chat-style view. For example, if you start a conversation via text message with someone, the Pre lets you quickly reply via IM or email.

1. Take photos with the 3 megapixel camera.
2. Built-in GPS makes navigation easy.
3. Contacts are gathered into one listing.
4. Never miss an appointment with a universal calendar.

Sleek, Attractive Design with Easy-to-Use Keyboard
The Palm Pre features a sleek design that looks great and fits easily into your pocket. It measures 2.3 x 3.9 x 0.67 inches (WxHxD) and weighs just 4.75 ounces. The pebble-shaped phone has a beautiful 3.1-inch touch screen with a vibrant 24-bit color 320×480 resolution display that lets you watch videos in full widescreen format. When it’s time to write an email, you don’t have to settle for a small onscreen keyboard. Simply slide out the QWERTY keyboard for fast and accurate text input. The Palm Pre has 8GB of built-in memory and uses a standard 3.5mm stereo headphone jack so you can connect any headphone you want.

3G, Wi-Fi, and GPS Keeps You Connected
The Palm Pre is smartly connected to the Internet all the time, so you’ll always have quick access to your email, calendars, and other information. When you are on the road, the Pre connects to Sprint’s 3G network for Internet connectivity wherever you are. Sprint’s 3G network is America’s most dependable and provides outstanding speed and performance. If you are home or near a Wi-Fi hotspot, the Pre can also connect to it for even faster connectivity. And with GPS functionality built in, the Pre will let you look up directions or nearby points of interest even if you’re not sure where you are.

Live Email that Connects with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
The Palm Pre features live email, which means that whenever you get a new email, it is pushed directly onto your phone. You don’t have to wait manually push a refresh button or wait for a scheduled sync. And if your email has attachments, you can view audio, video, images, and other documents directly on the Pre. For business users, the Pre can connect to your work email through Microsoft Exchange Activesync, making things easy for your IT department.

WebOS Operating System Lets You Multitask and Do More
The Palm Pre runs Palm’s new webOS, which lets you keep multiple applications open at the same time and move easily between them. Each application is represented by an on-screen card. You can flip through the cards, move them around, or throw them off the screen to close the application.

The webOS features universal search capability, so if you need to find anything, simply start typing. The Pre will first search through your contacts and applications to see if it can find what you’re looking for, and then it will offer to search Google, Google Maps, Wikipedia or Twitter. No matter what you’re looking for, the Pre will quickly help you find it.

Watch videos in full widescreen format. View larger.

If you receive a text message or have a calendar appointment coming up, the webOS will let you know you with a small, unobtrusive notification on the bottom of the screen. You’ll always know what’s going on without being completely interrupted.

Take and View Photos, Watch Videos, and Listen to Music
The Pre lets you take great pictures with the built-in three-megapixel camera with LED flash. You can also watch widescreen videos on the beautiful screen, or buy songs from the Amazon MP3 store and listen to them with the built-in music player.

Download Applications Directly Onto Your Phone
The Pre’s App Catalog makes it easy to download new applications by simply browsing for them and downloading them directly to your phone. By downloading additional optional applications, you can do more with your phone.

Automatic Over-the-Air Back Up
The over-the-air Palm Services automatically backs up your data and lets you restore it — all without connecting to your computer. If your phone is lost or stolen, you can even remote erase everything on it. Additionally, the phone will automatically receive software updates so it will always be up to date.

* Activating and Setting Up the Palm Pre on First Use
After receiving Palm Pre, it needs to be set up and activated. Activation requires a few steps. First, turn on the phone by pressing and holding the Power button. You will be prompted to choose English or Spanish. The next screen will check for voice and data activation. Once ready, tap Next. You will be presented with a Terms and Conditions page for Palm Services. Tap Accept to continue. At this point, you’ll need to slide out the keyboard to create a new profile. Enter your name and password. The next step is entering your email address. You’ll enter the same password and email combination you first entered, and then tap Next to continue. The next screen will confirm your profile and you’ll receive an email from Palm. You’ll have to accept various terms and service, and continue to tap Next when necessary to continue. When prompted, you’ll have to choose between two location-based service settings. Either enable Auto-Locate, which provides for seamless use of location services all the time, or tap on Ask Each Time, which gives you a prompt every time an application requests the phone’s location. Once done, you’ll go through a tutorial and at the conclusion of the tutorial, an onscreen prompt will let you know that you’re done. First Use set up is now complete and your Palm Pre is ready to go.

What’s in the Box
Palm Pre smartphone, standard lithium ion battery, AC travel charger, carry pouch, USB cable, 3.5mm stereo headset.

List Price: $499.99 or $149.99 (with a new service plan)

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Return Policy: 30 days from fulfillment (delivery)

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