Epic-length, wonderfully detailed review of the Pre by Joshua Topolsky, including substantial looks at all of the Pre’s major built-in apps. He gives the web browser high marks, both for speed and for UI, and says it’s slightly faster than the iPhone 3G’s.
WebOS background tasking doesn’t magically solve the problems of limited RAM, though:
PDF View also seemed to buckle under a 3.9MB file, essentially freezing the phone, then giving us a memory warning that we needed to close cards (we only had two others open).
Bottom line, though, Topolsky’s review makes a strong case that the Pre moves the state of the art forward in several ways.
★ Thursday, 4 June 2009