The Palm Pre isn't officially available through Sprint just yet, but a handful of "beta testers" have been given pre-production models to use for the time being. One of these so-called beta testers is none other than Angelina Jolie.
The seductive actress has been using the Palm Pre smartphone for a little while and, by and large, she's been happy with the experience. How she manages to use a cell phone with all those children around here never ceases to amaze me. No word on how Brad feels about the Pre.
So, what does Angie have to say about the Pre. She likes the phone, according to a production assistant on the set of Salt. She likes the software better than the software on the iPhone, in fact, and she's a fan of the thumboard for the purposes of texting. Having a full QWERTY keyboard is nice, but she complains that the keys are too small.
In like manner, she thinks that the screen is absolutely beautiful, "but can too easily be scratched." That's what happens when you let your ankle-biters have at a beautiful piece of tech like that, Angelina.
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The Examiner says that in between saving the world, Angelina Jolie is actually a huge gadget nerd and reads Gizmodo a lot! Now, she's probably reading on her brand new Palm Pre.
This is like third-hand info, but supposedly, Angelina spouted nonstop to a production assistant on the set of her upcoming film Salt about the Palm Pre: "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." So there you have it—Angelina Jolie thinks the Pre has better software, but the screen is scratchy, which matches up with earlier reports about the screen, actually.
Ms. Jolie, if you ever want to hit us with some more impressions or gadget insights, please do. We'd love to hear them. [Palm Pre]
Update: A Palm spokesperson is telling us that this may be false, and they didn't give a Pre to Angelina. Interesting.