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Palm Pre Owners Satisfied With Their Phones


A survey performed last week by Philip Elmer-DeWitt at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech Blog states Pre Owners were 87% satisfied and 45% as "very satisfied" with  the Palm Pre. "Palm's percentage of planned smart phone purchases among consumers has doubled since our previous survey (8%; up 4-pts), indicating the Pre is off to a very solid start."

The largets complaint was the lack of applications being built for the Palm Pre, which 24 percent of people stated that was a problem. But the PreDevCamp held last Saturday was a eye opening experience to see how many new applications will be coming to the Pre.

During the Camp, Palm adamantly stated that approval  process for applications will be fast and painless for developers. They have taken he gripes and complaints of Apple developers and are listening the complaints and as a result, they have developed a smooth process to assist new developers to port their applications or build new ones for the WebOS.

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Reader Comments (4)

I don't know about everyone else but I am so over this darn palm pre!! It is over-rated for real. I was under the empression that all these apps that they are working on would have been running when they launched. I mean the release date was constantly pushed back and for what? Not to mention there are serious drop calls and you still can't have ringtones for alert and messages.

August 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCatriceHolmes

You can include me as one of the "very satisfied" customers. Only one problem that was resolved with ease, and nothing but good things so far. I will admit, the lack of apps available at launch was somewhat lacking, but with the news coming from the DevCamp, it all looks promising.

The Pre is not over rated at all. Just slightly misunderstood at the moment. But I'm already glad I upgraded from my Treo 755!

August 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeath Sneyd

What I don't understand is why 47% of consumers like the touchscreen, a common feature, but only 21% like a less common feature like synergy. Next to multitasking, the way the phone organizes your calendar, contacts, and messaging is really what makes the phone powerful. I suspect many are not using it to its fullest potential.

August 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterq

As good as the Pre's results were, they were blown away, in the same survey, by the iPhone which commanded a whopping 99% satisfaction rating!

August 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDon

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