because I’ve been feeling like posting for a few days now, and I happen to have a new phone, I will review it.
It’s a Palm Pre Plus with Verizon and I like it very much.
The good: Nice, easy interface. Decent built-in software. Syncs with Google for contacts, email and calendar. And it looks stunning (‘specially in the shiny purple case I bought for it. 🙂 )!
The bad: Not that many apps available, built in google maps directions aren’t very good, boot up time is ridiculously long (2 minutes! We timed it!), battery life is poor (have to charge EVERY DAY even if you don’t use it very much) and the sound quality isn’t as good as my old Palm Treo on AT&T.
The ugly: When I bought it, the sign said it had turn-by-turn directions. It does, sort of — VZ Navigator is right there, BUT it costs $9.99 a month to use it! Sure it has traffic and voice navigation, but I don’t want to pay an extra $10 a month when my husband’s Droid has the same service for FREE! Grrr. Still, I’m tempted simply because our Tom Tom’s maps are so bad and expensive to update.
OK, the good list isn’t as long as the others. But overall it seems to be a very good phone that does almost exactly everything I need. I like it a lot.
Just an addendum…right now the phone is on sale for only $30! And you get the wi-fi hotspot add-on for FREE! so go get one!