Friday, June 11, 2010

Verizon Palm Pre Plus Review

I’m officially a Verizon Palm® Pre™ Plus user. I have been testing out Verizon's Palm Pre Plus so that I can share my thoughts with you.
The Palm Pre Plus is a breathe of fresh "techy" air! Perfect for a mom on the move! How did I manage without this compact little wonder? It contains a vast amount of features. I still have more to try out, but some of my favorites are it's notification panel located on the main screen that will let you know if you have a new voicemail or text message.
I can also check blogger, facebook, twitter, and other social networks in seconds.
A picture taken with my phone!
The Palm Pre Plus also has a sophisticated 3 megapixel camera with a built in flash. I am forever forgetting my camera at important times. The other day my four year old daughter dove down in the ocean for the first time and came up with a gorgeous shell. I got the picture because I always carry my phone with me. But otherwise I would have missed this photo op. I can also take pictures for Mom's Best Bets easly when I am traveling.
*Demo here

The Palm Pre Plus can search for destinations and help you with directions using GPS navigation. This vivid touchscreen and slide–out keyboard is elegant and will fit in the palm of your hand.

So, how is the Verizon Network? So far, so good. The voice quality has been clear and I haven't encountered loss of service driving around the island.
The Touchscreen is so easy to use that my four year old can make calls herself and loves all of the fun apps it has. The other day we were stuck in traffic and I handed it to her. Amazingly enough she was playing learning games and having a ball navigating it.
It also has WiFi (with Mobile Hotspot optional), Bluetooth , GPS with Tower Location, 3MP Camera with Flash and Extended Depth of Field, Support for Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and Facebook in Synergy.

Palm webOS™ platform
Touch screen with slide out QWERTY keyboard
Wi–Fi Ready (802.11 b/g)
3G Mobile Hot Spot
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: 3.95" (H) x 2.34" x (W) x 0.67" (D)
Weight: 4.89 oz.

Are there any cons to the Palm?
The battery power doesn't last very long and with average usage I usually run out in the afternoon. A car battery would be a good idea to have when using this phone on the go.
The reason why I like the The Palm Pre Plus so much is because it's just like a MOM, it's a Mega Multitasker! There are so many applications that you can open simultaneously on the Palm Pre Plus.
I can keep my calendar up to date, get directions, take a video and then edit it and share it from my phone. Being a daily blogger I need to be connected to the Internet and social media sites to stay on top of the latest news. Yes, it costs more but you are getting a a lot for the extra cost of a regular phone.
Bottom line: It can make your day more organized, easy, and fun!
*Product provided for review purposes. All opinion about this phone are solely Mom's Best Bets


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