October 14th 2010 2:07 pm

8.0
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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Reception and call quality Calls are always clear. I usually have a signal even when others don't. great!
  • Display The display is bright and clear. Even in sunlight. The resolution is good for the screen size. The screen is too small however. Pinch to zoom is a lifesaver. good
  • Battery life As with most smartphones, battery life is not good. I expect more than 8-12 hours of normal use. poor
  • Camera No comments
  • Ease of use The OS is very easy to learn and the cards thing is killer easy. It's so good, it's been imitated. great!
  • Design and form factor Pluses: nifty and cool. small and feels good. Keyboard is good, unlike pre +/-. good
  • Portability (size / weight) It's a nice size and super light. There is room for a bigger battery IMO. good
  • Media support Pre 2 has flash and plays more Audio and video files. Minuses for pleaylist handling. HP needs a good music sync app. so-so
  • Durability Gorilla glass is cool,, new brushed case keeps scratches down. good
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) app store is too small. ~1000 apps is not enough. This guy needs a good case with belt clip. Siedio is not good. don't waste your money. so-so
Detailed review
WebOS is possibly the most underrated OS going. I hope HP can fix this before it goes the way of BetaMax and 8 tracks.