Monday, October 26, 2009
Eight reasons why the Palm Pre got handed back

Synergy was amazing and the keyboard was more than capable. But:

Battery life. Getting to the end of the day with a working smartphone is, you know, important.

The OS. It was slow, and had to think about things. A lot.

Music. The sound was great, but no iTunes or Spotify became crippling.

The browser. No flash support meant broken pages and empty screens.

Apps. I'm not bothered about the number... Just that they're finished before being published.

Alerts. It's very quiet, and you're stuck with fixed SMS and system alert sounds.

Mic quality. People kept complaining they couldn't hear me, or that I was cutting out.

Finish. It was made of plastic, with plastic trim and a plastic screen. It felt, erm, plasticky.