Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Nov 2009 22:56 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless When talking about the webOS, one of the main complaints is often that the operating system feels sluggish, especially considering the Pre has the same hardware as the iPhone 3GS. At a webOS Developer Event in London, Ben Galbraith and Dion Almaer (the Mozilla guys who joined Palm) talked about why this is the case, and hinted that it will be fixed sooner rather than later. They also addressed The One Question: will Palm ever open source the webOS?
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RE: battery life
by sanctus on Thu 5th Nov 2009 16:14 UTC in reply to "battery life"
sanctus
Member since:
2005-08-31

iPhone 3Gs
Talk time: Up to 5 hours on 3G, up to 12 hours on 2G3
Standby time: Up to 300 hours

Palm pre
5 hours talk / 250 hours standby (maximum)

And this is official estimate. Every reviews I read made negative comments on the Palm pre battery life.

And for some reason, it is harder to find battery life specs for the palm pre than the iPhone. Google only give article about "how to improve Palm pre battery life" when you are searching for specs.

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RE[2]: battery life
by CodeMonkey on Thu 5th Nov 2009 19:41 in reply to "RE: battery life"
CodeMonkey Member since:
2005-09-22


Palm pre
5 hours talk / 250 hours standby (maximum)


I don't know where they dug that little gem up but I bought a Pre abount a month and a half ago and I've never seen anything remotely close to that in battery life. I would estimate it more at 2-2.5 hours talk time and *MAYBE* 48 hours standby on a lucky day (if all features are turned off). I suppose you could possibly get 50 - 60 hours standby if you keep the phone in "Airplane Mode" but that sort of defeats the purpose of having a cell phone now doesn't it.

*Edited for typos*

Edited 2009-11-05 19:42 UTC

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