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Palm Pre 2, released in February of 2011, is the successor to the Palm Pre. Still touting the same pebble shape, 3.1" touchscreen, and slide-out keyboard as its predecssor, it introduces a few design refinements including a Gorilla Glass screen, upgraded processor, and improved camera resolution.

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Critic reviews

7.1
6 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    7.0
  • Display
    7.5
  • Battery life
    7.3
  • Camera
    6.8
  • Ease of use
    7.5
  • Design and form factor
    7.6
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Media support
    8.0
  • Durability
    6.9
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    8.0

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User reviews

7.4
18 reviews
7.0
CNET Mar 2, 2011

The enhancements in WebOS 2.0 make the Palm Pre 2 a very capable smartphone. ... It reminded us how much we love the mobile operating system for its multitasking abilities, data management, and search functionality, and the new enhancements only make it better.

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6.0
PC Mag Mar 3, 2011

HP has big plans for WebOS, but the Palm Pre 2 feels like a throwback to 2010. It's fun, but far from cutting edge.

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8.0
Wired UK Jan 5, 2011

Hats off to Palm for carving a place for itself in the crowded smart phone market, with its brace of handsets that manage to combine cute good looks with powerful smarts and a uniquely different OS.

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7.0
Pocket-Lint Nov 18, 2010

Overall, this is a nice, slick little smartphone that performs well, and offers a number of unique features (such as gesture control and Synergy) that first got us excited by the Palm Pre back in 2009. The only trouble is, the excitement surrounding these features has somewhat worn off.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Nov 30, 2010

While the software of the Palm Pre 2 is on a par with anything else out there, the hardware still doesn't do it justice. ... It is generally easy to use but its small screen, lack of onscreen keyboard, small physical keyboard and poor camera means it trails the competition by some way.

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7.0
TechRadar Apr 4, 2012

At this point, the Palm Pre feels like an old friend you'd lost touch with. You're a bit surprised he dresses the same as when you last knew him, but when you get talking you remember what an awesome time you had together.

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5.0
wsw1217 wsw1217

The build quality of the phone is not good. I am regretted to buy this phone. I should buy this unless you have tight budget.

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6.0
lookitsron lookitsron

I had great expectations for this phone. There are a lot of bright spots but I think I'm either going back to iPhone or I'm going to try Android or WP7. The biggest reason is the lack of quality apps. After a few months of using it, here's how I feel about it. Hardware Camera:...

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9.0
usermac usermac

I really like this phone! HP webOS 2.01 is super. Having come from the iPhone and iPhone 3GS I know for a fact this phone OS is best. Best part is the notification system. Worst part is the battery life. I get around the battery life with two very small portable USB batteries and they work great....

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8.0
krushireddy krushireddy

Ergonomically designed with a very usable interface. The swipe gestures and multi tasking is nice to use. A better camera would have been great. The hp app catalog restrictions are a pain too. On a positive note, the third party developers network is insanely good. And did I forget, the...

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7.0
xandros9 xandros9

Great touches. (Mirror on back, wireless charging) webOS is great and all (best-in-class notifications, multitasking, definitely not as bad as most people make it out to be.), but has some slowness and bugs, and suffers from lack of app selection. The Pre 2 is a solid phone, not going to blow...

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8.0
cjschris cjschris

The hardware isn't incredible but it's fine compared to other phones. It's fat, slightly heavier than others, has a small keyboard and screen and at time feels a bit flimsy. But it gets the job done and I really don't think it's that bad. The gesture area on the Pre 2 should be legally...

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8.0
rcereghino rcereghino

I really (still) like webOS a lot, now I have a iPhone 4s and I really miss the card swiping and notification system. App ecosystem is non-existent (I lived outside US in South America) so this was an important swing factor. Very sad story for webOS. Could've could've but wasn't. Snif snif

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