Sunday, May 31, 2009

Counting down (6 days left) to Palm Prē launch: BGR's Prē-view

While the world at large is waiting for Sprint to launch the Palm Prē™ just in few days on June 6th, we were made jealous on certain kind of boys for getting an exclusive hands-on the most awaited smartphone of the year, who am I talking about? Oh you must've heard it too, they're the Boy Genius Report (BGR).

The boys at BGR really have done it this time, landing their grubby-mits on Palm Prē™ while other tech blogs, and not even Palm-centric sites can't get one minute of intimate moment with the Prē™ without a Palm's representative staring at them within less than one metre radius; we're all officially and morally jealous of them. ;-p

In the most recent update to BGR's hands-on the Palm Prē™ part 1, they mentioned that the handset they're currently testing is a 100% retail unit, but they weren’t able to test things like the simplest task: a phone calling. BGR promises more thorough review on the retail unit, and another full review will be coming soon. The conclusion so far, BGR's verdict on the Palm Prē™ is:

"The OS is great. There’s no ifs ands or buts; it’s really refreshing to see something that’s brand new with a UI unlike anything else out there. The only problem with this is, Palm’s never been a hardware company that anyone’s really cared about. They have been the furthest thing from innovative since circa-2003 — their hardware has always been second rate at best and it doesn’t seem to be changing now."

I don't want to spoil all of the excitement, read the first part of the review directly at BGR's page. And for the last comment, all I can say is: "C'mon Palm, release the unlocked Prē™ already for the whole wide world to enjoy!!" ;-)

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