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Angelina Jolie Mini-Reviews the Pre 21

by Dieter Bohn Tue, 21 Apr 2009 2:13 pm EDT

B eing a Palm Pre blogger is tough, yo.  One minute a tipster has you headed to your local shop to check out the latest Playboy for an article about the Pre, the next you're hunting down pictures of Angelina Jolie.  These are but some of the services we provide.

Anyway... we've said before that celebrities seems to get better access than the rest of us (Exhibit A, Exhibit B, Exhibit C), but letting celebrities not only get the sucker but also review it raises our dander a bit.

Well, "review" is probably a strong term.  What happened is that a production assistant on the set of upcoming flick Salt spotted Jolie with the Pre and asked her about it.  Jolie told the assistant, who told the LA Gossip Examiner, who tells us:

"I asked her how she likes the phone," a production assistant on the set of Salt told me. "She went on about it for about two minutes. She basically said she likes the software better than the iPhone, she likes the thumboard for texting (although the keys aren't big enough), and thinks the screen is beautiful but can be too easily scratched."

The screen's durability is something we've worried about a bit in the past, but a Palm Pre screen protector should take care of that issue pretty well.  As for Jolie liking the software better than what's on the iPhone, well, we're not about to disagree with her.  Seriously, we watch movies, we know she's some kind of mystical crack shot.  Also, she beat up Brad Pitt

Big big ups to nsxla in our Palm Pre forums for catching the story! (and yes, that's a photoshop, we did it badly to help make it obvious)

Update: Apparently not so much, sir_mycroft in our Palm Pre Forums lets us know that Giz says Palm says they never gave her a Pre.  Perhaps she dug it up out of an ancient temple.



Now maybe I can convince my wife to go for the Pre and drop her iPhone...

WTF? Another celebrity. I don't know which makes me angrier not knowing the release date or all these Hollywood celebrities getting their hands on it before real reviewers. I'd never by an iphone but isn't there a new HTC phone being released in May?

A celebrity getting their hands on the Pre first would make you consider another phone? Please explain the logic in that? Or are you just joking?

Screen protector? The screen is flush, not recessed. How would a typical Palm screen protector work without being pealed off in normal use.

The same way an iphone or htc touch hd or samsung omnia or most other non recessed screen covers work.

I am sure somebody will come out with a "full frontal" protector so this will not be a problem - just like the ones for the iPhone.

"although the keys aren't big enough" - my worry exactly.

I have a Centro which is a similar keyboard (but I think the Pre's is bigger/more spaced) and I can type great on it! I can usually type without looking for the most part!

i dont know if im going to be worried about the keys being to small, i used a T-MO dash for about a year and if there was a phone who had small keys it would be that one, so i cant imagine the pre being that bad

people its a cellphone not a computer. if u want bigger keys & better portability use a netbook. everyone wants a smaller device common sense implies that @ some point the keys will tiny. I own the Centro I have long nails but I hit the keys with no problem sometimes without looking. The Pre has more space so all of u Jolly Green Giant big sausage thumb people should be fine.

"we did it badly to help make it obvious"

My new signature!

invisibleshield. google it

I also have owned the Centro and now the Treo Pro (which has a keyboard similar to the Pre) and can type perfectly well on it! I come from the Motorola Q, Treo 755p and other devices with larger keyboards and the Treo Pro is VERY do-able! I'm sure the same is true with the Pre!

Does the phone look hotter in her hand or is it just me?

Does the phone look hotter in her hand or is it just me?

I heard from a Sprint rep (on Friday) that the release date is May 15 or 16.

Come on poeple!!! I want this phone as bad as the next man, but If you take a closer look, you can tell that this photo is computer generated!!!! Pre central, get us some info we can really use!!!!!!! And stop posting fake photos.....

He tells us in the article he photoshopped it you moron =P

He tells us in the article he photoshopped it you moron =P

If you need a screen protector to keep the screen from being scratched why not make the screen more scratch resistant in the first place. If that would affect the clarity of the screen, well, won't a screen protector affect the clarity as well? So use a different material for the screen or make it will a cover.

can u say photoshop? I aint saying she doesn't have it or anything...