Palm Pre impressions

Disclaimer: I’m a Palm fanboy. I’ve had a Palm device in some form or fashion since the Palm OS 3.0 days. I think that I could still probably write in Graffiti if I needed to. It all started with a Handspring Visor Deluxe, upgraded into the Handspring Visor Edge, morphed into the Palm Treo 650 and finally my last PDA, the Palm Centro. Occasionally I would dip into the Microsoft WindowsCE, Pocket PC and Windows Mobile worlds but I always went back to my trusty Handspring or Palm devices. I even have carried a Blackberry simultaneously for work because I didn’t want to give up the features my Palm devices gave me. In addition to being a Palm enthusiast, I’m also a big fan of all things Apple. I have a first generation Mac Pro (dual dual-core Xeon), a Macbook (courtesy of my employer), and various iPod flavors. I’m also a Linux systems administrator (Gentoo, Red Hat, Fedora, Ubuntu, and Debian). With that said, here’s a somewhat biased review of the new Palm Pre.

I really like the Palm Pre. Even the service plan from Sprint. While Sprint isn’t my favorite provider, they have been much better from a service perspective than anytime I have had to deal with ATT. Everything you’ve read is true. It’s missing some features (not copy & paste but almost). There aren’t many things you can’t do with this phone.
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