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Palm Pixi Plus quietly makes an exit from Verizon's web site

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Palm Pixi Plus quietly makes an exit from Verizon's web site
If you've visited Verizon's web site of late, you may not have known, but the Palm Pixi Plus has been removed from their listing of available handsets to purchase. Although it might not come off as being surprising for some people, it now places the load on the Palm Pre Plus as being the sole webOS offering on Big Red's lineup.

Obviously, not all devices will live on through the ages, but the departure of the Palm Pixi Plus might be another blow to HP/Palm since we're finding fewer carriers holding onto any webOS smartphones. Even more, it's rather alarming since we have yet to see any US carrier take hold of the Palm Pre 2 – which can be seen as a big blow in getting the platform into the hands of consumers.

But then again, you can still find the Palm Pixi Plus on HP's Wireless Central site and even through the variety of online retailers out there.

source: Verizon & HP via PreCentral

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posted on 28 Jan 2011, 14:58

1. wilt (unregistered)

I like my palm pixi plus very handy slick slender device and does what i need it to do and cant beat the free mobile hotspot HUGE PLUS keys are small but easier to use. did i mention FREE mobile hotspot

posted on 28 Jan 2011, 16:13

2. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)

.....until you have to take the battery out.

posted on 28 Jan 2011, 18:16

3. LOL (unregistered)

Palm's mistake was to purposefully orphan the bizillion loyal legacy users of the Palm OS PIM who wanted desparately to migrate to something more advanced like Web OS but wanted to continue with the awesome genius of Palm hotsync. Users didn;t want to go to the cloud with years and years of contacts, calendar and memo entries, and the Google cloud killed that capability as well as the security of local syncing.(Did you read about the alliance between Google and the NSA spy agency?) If Palm had made local hot syncing available to legacy users, they would have acquired an instant customer base of huge proportions. It was like RIM having orphaned their millions of OS 5 and legacy users in the transition to OS6. RIM may not have the wow-pizzaz factor of iOS or Android but RIM knows that they have a large and loyal customer base who will buy their improved phones enough to make it profitable.

posted on 28 Jan 2011, 22:05

4. webOSdev2.0 (Posts: 31; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

All in preparation of the upcoming WebOs line of phones.

posted on 29 Jan 2011, 11:32 1

5. Worf, Son of Moag (unregistered)

Some people just won't let it die with honor.


posted on 30 Jan 2011, 10:18

6. marshefen (Posts: 24; Member since: 27 Jan 2011)


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