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Re: Have tp offered palm pre, I have questions please help

Originally Posted by Tibman View Post
I have a touch pro and I hate it because it is unreliable.

Please tell me if the palm pre has any of these functions and how well they work:
-phone as a modem
-gmail/hotmail support
-unlimited calendar entries
-able to download any applications from the internet directly to an sd card
-able to use skyfire or opera
-can stream online videos like or play an avi's
-has something similar to winmo excell (i use it to record financial transactions)
-camera actually works

sorry its a long list but i really want to know these things,
thank you ahead of time! and also will give thanks for answers.
You can use the phone as a modem, but will have to get a homebrew program for it:

Gmail and hotmail support is fine. I have had no issues with 3 gmail, one hotmail and an exchange account...

Never had an issue with the calendar entry, but be warned the calendar is a little slower than the Touch Pro. I like the layout of the pre alot better though. Also after the last update (1.3.5) the calendar is a lot snappier.

No SD card, BUT you can download over the air through the catalog or through Preware.

You can't use skyfire or opera as these browsers have not been developed for the pre yet. Palm is open to having more than one browser in the future so the potential is there (but i wouldn't hold my breath...)

it plays formats that the iPhone can play it streams MP4s and youtube video. If the iPhone can play it, then so can the Pre. That said there are a LOT of streaming video out there for the iPhone.

Documents to go has been promised and will allow you to edit Excel...but it aint here yet.

This thing has the best camera on a phone I have used yet. I only took like 10 pics with the touch pro since it was slow and...well slow. The pre is snappy in daylight and ok in low light. but I think you'll be happy with the camera.

hope that helps. Overall I like the phone. I tried to use the TP for a day...and I couldn't go back to it.

Dumbphones>Treo 650>Apache>Mogul>Raphael>Palm Pre>Samsung Epic 4g
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