You can’t buy a Palm Pre before Saturday June 6 – and even then the phone could be in such short supply you could find yourself on a waiting list. Most sites have not yet unveiled legitimate reviews however a review posted on web site apparently genuine byline of New York Times reviewer David Pogue. There’s no word on how this review (apparently an early draft) was obtained and posted to this unrelated site. The article provides a generally positive review whose main negative point seems to be an apparent short battery life on the Pre.
So do the Pre’s perks (beautiful hardware and software, compact size, keyboard, swappable battery, flash, multitasking, calendar consolidation) outweigh its weak spots (battery life, slow program opening, ringer volume, Sprint network)? Oh, yes indeedy. Especially when you consider that last weak spot might be going away. Verizon Wireless has announced that it will carry the Pre ‘‘in the next six months or so.’’ Can you imagine how great that will be? One of the world’s best phones on the best U.S. cell network? If the story of Palm’s rise from the ashes really is like a movie plot, then that twist will give it one heck of a happy ending.