Editors Liked

  • Proper QWERTY keyboard. Pin-sharp screen. Excellent contacts organisation. Multi-tasking apps
  • Over-the-air syncing of social network and email accounts, powerful multitasking ability, fresh user interface and excellent touch-screen
  • You might have to pry the Palm Pre from our hands – we definitely liked using it, and the interface is a joy to use once you understand how it works and figure out all the tricks, We’re power users – we like being able to multitask the
  • Good multi-taskingIntuitive gesture-based user interfaceNice keyboard
  • Slide-out keyboard. Apps can run in the background. Sleek design
  • Small, comfortable form factor with slideout keyboard, Excellent task manager interface, Synergy keeps multiple accounts manageable, Syncs with multiple Exchange accounts, Google sync, and Facebook, Over the air system updates, Over the air backups, Touch
  • Great UI, vast array of features, wonderful web browser
  • True, easy multitasking in a touchscreen phone, webOS an excellent first effort; intuitive and Internetsavvy, Hardware QWERTY keyboard many people want, Great multitouch display, Native iTunes sync and Amazon MP3 purchasing, Palm Profile for online b
  • Fantastic operating system, multitasking capabilities, easy to use
  • Beautiful, fast interface with innovative, useful new features. Great hardware design. Very good contacts, messaging and multimedia integration.
  • Pres webOS is gorgeous and easy to use, Highly responsive multitouch display
  • Slick and fun user interface, Synergy links contacts and unifies calendars, Very good Web browser, Elegant notification system, Fast, responsive accelerometer, Loud speaker
  • Great look and superb feel. Wellconceived OS with multitasking and instant notification. Physical keyboard. Utilizes iTunes to load and refresh content
  • Excellent design. Very cool interface. Synergy feature consolidates e-mail, contacts, and calendars. Syncs with iTunes just like an iPod
  • ITunes media syncing, Message flagging, Multitasking card interface lets you run many programs at once, Synergy contact system good when it works, Unified e-mail Inbox, Excellent notifications system, Multitouch gestures

Editors Didn't Like

  • Choice of apps is small. Bulkier than the iPhone. No video recording
  • Limited customisation of home screen possible and sparse App Catalog.Look and Feel
  • The keyboard is just okay – it is too curved and too small for any really long typing sessions. The device is not as wellconstructed as the iPhone – the plastic feels like it could crack too easily. And, we were disappointed by the battery lif
  • No memory card slotLong boot time
  • No direct Mac syncing. iTunes sync is a catandmouse game with Apple. Unintuitive UI. Keyboard layout can be confusing. Keys are teenytiny. Pres App Catalog is sparse
  • A number of functional limitations compared to Windows Mobile and Symbian S60, Doesnt work with managed Exchange accounts, Tiny keyboard buttons are difficult to use, Exchange syncing has many limitations compared to Windows Mobile, Cant open WAV voicemai
  • Poor battery life, durability concerns, few applications
  • Somewhat flimsy build quality; sharp edges
  • Battery life, lack of a progress bar in music player
  • Interface has a steep learning curve. Trackball seriously underused. Camera and multimedia functions good, but cant compete with the best.
  • Keyboard feels cramped and flimsy, Lacks removable memory
  • Short battery life, Cramped keyboard, Apps load slowly, Can’t search e-mail, Lacks video recording
  • Very few third-party apps at launch. So-so reception. Short standby battery life. Limited IM apps
  • Synergy contact system doesn't always work as advertised, Poor hardware user interface design, Cheap-feeling hardware construction, Touch screen is not always responsive, Physical keyboard is difficult to use, Often unintuitive interface