Jon Stokes on the Palm Pre’s Battery Life

Jon Stokes, after using the Pre as his only computing device for two days in an airport:

There is one diversion on the Pre that’s really great, but you’ll definitely want to be plugged in while you use it: Sprint TV. The live TV streaming to the device works quite well, and I got a huge kick out of watching ABC News and some reality TV shows on my phone. But I estimate (I haven’t formally tested) that I could stream about 30 minutes of TV to the Pre before completely nuking the battery.

Streaming video involves both playback and constant network use, but 30 minutes sounds shockingly low.

Monday, 6 July 2009