Reviews & hands-on

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    HP Pre 3 review

    By 2 September 2011

    The HP Pre 3 is the latest in a line of similarly-styled handsets from the now defunct Palm division of HP. Each model has improved the original's excellent design and tweaked both the hardware quality and the way the operating system works too. There...

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    HP Pre3 hands-on

    By 18 February 2011

    HP launched the Pre3 at the beginning of the February. We know we’ve already brought you a first hands-on of it at the time, but now the dust has settled we were able to get a second longer play with the new flagship smartphone from HP at Mobile...

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    HP Veer, TouchPad, and Pre3 first hands-on

    By 10 February 2011

    After months of waiting, teasing, leaks and all the rest, HP has announced the launch of the HP Veer, the HP TouchPad and the Pre3. Pocket-lint was in San Francisco at the launch event to see whether the new devices are something to look forward to or merely a...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Palm Pre 2 review

    By 18 November 2010

    The Palm Pre 2 is the first Palm branded handset to come to market since HP's high-profile takeover of the company earlier this year. But, unlike the big fanfare that was created when the original Pre launched in June 2009, the Pre 2 sneaked in through...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Palm Pre Plus review

    By 20 May 2010

    When a handset gets a refresh just 6 months after its UK launch, you have to wonder whether or not it got it right in the first place. Needless to say that hasn't stopped Palm launching the Pre Plus, a successor to the Palm Pre. But is it any good and...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Palm Pixi Plus review

    By 19 May 2010

    Palm's Pixi mobile never made it to the UK, but that hasn't stopped the company, recently bought by HP, releasing the follow up, the Palm Pixi Plus on O2 and hopefully other operators. But has it been worth the wait, and should you opt for this over any...

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    Palm Pixi - First Look review

    By 19 September 2009

    The Palm Pre is clearly a device that is aimed at your top tier smartphone user, with a high cost price and even higher monthly subscription. But what about the rest of us without all the bags of cash? In steps the Palm Pixi, a smaller, lighter, cheaper...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Palm Pre review

    By 25 June 2009

    In the lightning-fast world of mobile tech, few manufacturers ever recover from a run of poor devices. They might get swallowed up (like Ericsson or Siemens) or simply fade away (like Motorola?) but it’s the rare company that makes a Rocky-style comeback...

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    Palm Pre - First Look review

    By 9 January 2009

    Ailing smartphone maker Palm is trying to get back on top with a new smartphone announced at CES in Las Vegas called the Palm Pre, but can the new model really turn around the fortunes of the company? We managed to get a play with the new handset to find...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Palm Treo Pro mobile phone review

    By 15 September 2008

    If you believe the rumours, vultures are circling Palm, eyes peeled for carrion. So can its latest smartphone save the company? We have a play to find out. Once the dominating force in the smartphone arena, Palm has lost its way of late. Here at Pocket-lint...

  • Phones 3 out of 5

    Palm Centro mobile phone review

    By 12 March 2008

    Palm, there's a name you don't hear that often, but can the struggling smartphone maker turn around its fortunes and succeed with its latest handset the Palm Centro? We get dialling to find out. The Palm Centro is your entry-level smartphone aimed at,...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Palm Treo 500v smartphone review

    By 13 September 2007

    Palm has gone all "consumer" with its latest smartphone, but has ditching the touchscreen worked? We get calling to find out. Although Palm isn't keen to say this, the Treo 500v is clearly a direct competitor to the BlackBerry Curve (8300). Available...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Palm Treo 680 smartphone review

    By 5 January 2007

    Palm's latest Treo handset - the Palm Treo 680 promises the same form factor as its Treo 750v model launched last year but without the 3G connectivity and without the Windows Mobile 5 operating system. It's a sort of cheaper, less punchy, version for...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Palm Treo 750v smartphone review

    By 3 October 2006

    Launched exclusively on the Vodafone network, the Palm Treo 750v is the company's latest smartphone and the first in Europe to feature the Windows operating system. But can the small form factored Treo complete against other contenders in the market from...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    PalmOne LifeDrive PDA review

    By 12 July 2005

    PalmOne may be responsible in recent years for developing and dominating the PDA market. Its operating system is easy to use, developers love creating applications and possibly the most important reason: it's stable. However, therein lies the problem,...