The Pre has landed. Well, not for me – I do not have my hands on one of these things and it’s killing me. I can’t wait to give up my iPhone. But even though I don’t have it, a bunch of other folks do. The reviews are pretty good over all, but there’s a caveat. As awesome as the Pre is today, how will it stand up to the new and improved iPhone that I assume will be released in July?
- Walt Mossberg at the Wall Street Journal
- David Pogue at the New York Times
- Edward Baig at USA Today
- Joshua Topolsky‘s excellent and in-depth Engadget review
- Ginny Mies Macworld/PCworld
People seem to like it, with the iPhone caveat of course. The biggest downsides seem to be Sprint as a carrier (although Sprint is better than AT&T in my area) and the lack of apps available at launch / clunky App Store. The App issues will hopefully change and other carriers will most likely be carrying the Pre by early 2010.