Meeting the Verizon Palm Pre Plus (Part 1)

When I was in college, my Mom and Dad bought me what I now affectionately call “The Bag-o-Phone.”  This thing was enormous, plugged into my car and was to be used ONLY in case of emergencies.  It was a few years later that I actually bought a cell phone that didn’t have to be plugged in!  Man, what a long way technology has come!

Sometime last year, I decided to take another leap and join the trend of receiving emails on my phone and being able to surf the Net on the go.  I currently own a Verizon Blackberry Curve which, I will admit, is addictive.  However, after seeing my friends easily surf the Web with their touch phones, I started to wonder if that type of phone would better suit my lifestyle.  Reluctant to take the leap and abandon my Blackberry, I resisted….until now!

verizonbutton I was lucky enough to be chosen as a Verizon Palm Pre Plus Mommy Blogger and have been given the opportunity to test out the touch phone and put it through the paces of a working Mom on the go!  Through March 31st, I will but the Verizon Palm Pre Plus through the obstacle course that is my life and report to you the results in a series of eight posts.

A few days ago, I purchased the phone with gift cards sent to me by Verizon.  The employees at Verizon were helpful in giving me a basic tutorial on the phone as well as setting up my email accounts and importing my contacts.  In just under 30 minutes, I was set loose with my new toy.

It’s all about first impressions, isn’t it?  When I got home, I sat down with both the Verizon Palm Pre Plus and my old Blackberry and made a few comparisons:

palmpre I like the look of the Palm Pre Plus.  It has a very modern, sleek and compact design.  The dimensions are smaller than the Blackberry but has a larger display screen making web pages easier to navigate.  I find that the graphics and crispness of the images are also better on the Palm.  The weight feels nearly the same, or at least I cannot tell much of a difference.  However, I am finding it a bit harder to type on the keyboard of the Palm Pre Plus, but it may just be a learning curve.

I’m going to take a few more days to learn the workings of the Palm and all of the “gestures” necessary to navigate through it’s features.  Stay tuned for my next post!

This product review is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy. Others may have a different experience. Verizon Wireless supplied me with the Palm Pre Plus and one month of service for review, but all opinions are 100% mine.


  1. deameheniaHal says:

    It’s really well done! Respect to author.


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