Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Jun 2009 10:44 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The Palm pre has been out and about for a while now, so stories and items about what it can do are popping up all over the place. One thing is becoming quite clear already: the Pre and its WebOS are quite hacker-friendly, and hackers have already found all sorts of ways to extend the device's functionality.
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Hacking is fun... 'Cracking' not so fun!
by Governa on Thu 18th Jun 2009 11:49 UTC
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Not wanting to go off-topic here, but what about the real-life handling of the device? Hacking away is fun and all, I own a jailbroken (Cydia) iPhone and know already the amount of amazing things the community is able to produce without the (sometimes arbitrary) control of Apple and the AppStore. Talking about emulators, I have installed a Gameboy one, Gameboy Advance, Genesis/Mega Drive, NES and SNES. I'm pretty sure this is nothing new for owners of other smartphones.

But the first reports of the Palm feeling, and I quote, "like a Fisher Price toy (...) disappointing keyboard" ( http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2009/05/29/palm-pre-review/ ) and the recent reports of the Pre plastic screen being scratch prone ( http://www.geek.com/articles/mobile/protect-your-palm-pre-screen-no... ) and cracks radiating from the center 'home' button to the screen ( http://www.precentral.net/psb-pre-screen-cracks-emerge ) leads me to think Palm has cut costs ( not a surprise having in mind their financial 'limitations' ) and corners ( little joke here, I love how all the corners are rounded in the WebOS and Pre ) here and there and now the consumer might be paying the price.

So, anyone owning a Pre can tell us if these reports are true or exaggerated?

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