The enhancements in WebOS 2.0 make the Palm Pre 2 a very capable smartphone, but we think it's worth waiting for the HP Pre 3, which will offer hardware improvements to complement the software upgrades.
Handspring's parting shot, the Treo 600, is one of the better blends of phone and PDA that we've seen to date.
Despite some missing features and performance issues that make it less than ideal for on-the-go professionals, the Palm Pre offers gadget lovers and consumers well-integrated features and unparalleled multitasking capabilities. The hardware could be better, but more importantly, Palm has developed a solid OS that not only rivals the competition but also sets a new standard in the way smartphones handle tasks and manage information.
Here's a dollop of irony: the best Windows Mobile smartphone has been created by Palm! A bevy of OS enhancements and access to Telstra's Next G mobile broadband network easily make it the best Windows Mobile device we've ever used.
Observers called it "tiny" and "adorable," not "must-have."
The Treo 750v is the first Windows Mobile device from Palm we have seen in the UK, and the company simply had to do well with it. On the usability front it has succeeded, though there are some things that annoy us -- like the small screen
The Palm Treo 750 includes some nice enhancements and offers good usability, but you can get more for your money with the Cingular 8525.
Despite some minor shortcomings, the Palm Centro offers Verizon Wireless customers an easy-to-use, affordable, and solid performing smartphone that's perfect for the first-time buyer or anyone on a budget.
The Palm Pre Plus keeps everything that was great about the original Pre, including the slick webOS operating system, and improves upon the hardware. But plenty of water has passed under the smart-phone bridge since the launch of the Pre, leaving the Pre Plus feeling underwhelming, due to a lack of big new features and a dismal app store
The Palm Pre matches the iPhone for touchscreen innovation, offering a user interface whose gesture and multi-touch capability make for a genuinely finger-friendly phone. The physical keyboard is handy, if you can get to grips with its tiny keys, but the App Catalog needs some serious attention
While not a major overhaul, the Palm Pixi Plus adds built-in Wi-Fi and gives customers making the jump from a feature phone to a smartphone even more functionality without breaking the bank.
While there are certain things about the Pro that we think could be improved, such as the camera, it's a solid business phone that runs relatively smoothly. It lacks the finesse of the BlackBerry Bold and wow of the iPhone but it works well and is a good choice if you're looking for a Windows Mobile phone that does what it says on the tin
Not the flashiest phone around, but its jaw-dropping price, ease of use and vast software ecosystem, make it a good choice for first time smartphone buyers and Palm OS afficionados alike.
The Treo 600 was due an update, and this is a good one. Very similar in design, with improved ergonomics, the Treo 650 builds on earlier success, adding a removable battery and Bluetooth. We still don't like the protruding antenna, and would have liked Wi-Fi, a better camera and more internal memory, but overall the Treo 650 gets the thumbs up