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FCC gives thumbs up to Palm Pixi with Wi-Fi heading for Verizon

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FCC gives thumbs up to Palm Pixi with Wi-Fi heading for Verizon
Had news like this come out a few months ago, Verizon customers would have gone ballistic. The question now is if this is a matter of too little, too late. The FCC has given thumbs up to another CDMA version of the Palm Pixi, but this unit has Wi-Fi. The model, Palm's 121 EWW matches a Verizon P121 code that Engadget saw leaked previously for Big Red. With the success of the Motorola DROID turning Big Red's users on to Android, will a webOS device still capture the heart, mind, soul and most importantly, dollars from Verizon customers?

Palm Pixi Specifications | Review

source: FCC via Engadget

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. smimi15 (Posts: 21; Member since: 05 Apr 2008)


I think that Palm has some of the most loyal customers in the industry. I have people all the time that call up and say they would rather stick with some broken, outdated Palm than switch to another OS. I think the device will be successful to Palm users, but a less impactful effect for people to switch from a Blackberry, or any other OS to the PIXI.

posted on 13 Dec 2009, 22:01

2. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


I knew they were going to get it and even one-upped Sprint with WiFi. If their version of the Pre is better too, that'll cause a big stink

posted on 13 Dec 2009, 22:47

3. BrokenImaege (Posts: 173; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)


I don't see this having the impact people think it will have. Reps will still push Droid due to reliability and now the return/exchange decelerator they get if a device is exchanged or returned. The Pre may get some customers, but nothing will have the impact Droid did unless it is an IPhone product.

posted on 13 Dec 2009, 23:55

4. VZW_Phone_Whore (Posts: 18; Member since: 11 Oct 2009)


Boo, palm sux, hardest phones to push out.

posted on 14 Dec 2009, 01:22

5. MarcMaiden (Posts: 25; Member since: 24 Nov 2009)


i thought the pre series (pre/pixi) was a good phone that was released on the wrong network, and at the wrong time. The multitasking feature it had was great, but honestly it doesnt do anything the droid cant do. If palm pushed out more phones with the WebOS on it. maybe there would be more apps, and maybe it would be popular but for now, i will stick with android

posted on 14 Dec 2009, 06:45

6. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


In 5 months they have 2 devices, Android only had the G1 til this year. I like the look of Web OS better myself, with a growing app catalog (675 at last count) and probably more devices and carriers selling them it'll do nothing but get better

posted on 14 Dec 2009, 09:34

7. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i don't like the palm os.

posted on 14 Dec 2009, 12:38

8. AZNphoneGeek (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 May 2009)


to sum it up, i think the web OS is more playfull and is fun to use. the android may be a little more productive but the damm thing is made by motorola. anyone who has any insight into handsets knows their quality control has gone down the tubes. i can't think of a good reliable handset that has come out in years except for maybe some older nextel devices. Sprint was an excelent platform for WebOS as is Verizon because both networks ARE fast and service overall is good. WebOS on american gsm networks would be a joke. any haters of the new palm devices that have preconcieved ideas on how they actual work, go check them out and play with em. The reason the iPhone is so popular is NOT because of the damm app store, it's because when you use it, it grows on you and you have fun JUST USING your phone. same with the palms.... no t so much with android.

posted on 14 Dec 2009, 19:28

9. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


When the other carriers get a chance to sell it their subs will learn to let go of preconceived notions

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