Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus now available from Verizon

Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus now available from Verizon
The Palm Pre Plus and the Palm Pixi Plus are now available from Verizon. The nation's largest cellular company has improved the specs by adding some memory, removed a button on the Pre and added Wi-Fi to the Pixi. Verizon now becomes the second U.S. carrier after Sprint to offer webOS handsets. After a $100 mail in rebate, the Pre Plus is $149.99 and the Pixi Plus is $99.99.

Launched amid great fanfare last June, the Palm Pre had a brief exclusive period at Sprint that resulted in disappointing sales. When originally announced to the public about 12 months ago, the handset was considered to be a strong challenger for the Apple iPhone. Whether it was too few apps readily available at launch, or a ad campaign that was avant-garde at best, the original Pre did not catch on as expected, despite mostly positive reviews-especially about the webOS operating system. Some reviewers did complain that the product build made the Pre feel like a Fisher Price toy and Verizon has tightened up the quality of both devices.

Palm Pre Plus Specifications | Review
Palm Pixi Plus Specifications | Review

source: Verizon


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4 Comments

1. phonatik

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 09, 2009

I just find it a bit annoying that Phonearena rated the original Palm Pre at 9.9 and has only rated the Palm Pre Plus only at 8.5 Seriously Phonarena!?! I mean the damn thing does exactly the same thing as the original Palm Pre! It's even better in different ways if you think about it. For example double the memory, better physical qrty keyboard, included inductive back cover for charging purposes, can open waaaaaaaaay more cards than it did with the original Pre, all around a better built phone. Not to mention that it is coming to the largest carrier in Verizon Wireless. I just don't get you guys rating phones there, seriously i don't...

3. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Whoa!!! The Palm Plus devices are what these devices should have been when they were released. Phonearena is on crack. I think Palm dumbed down the device for Sprint's crap network because they can't subsidize costs of maintaining a 3G network, building a 4G network, and the cost of the phones. All Sprint's big phones have issues...Pre, Hero, Moment, Instinct, Rumor, Lotus, Rant...If you got one chances you have been or will be at the Sprint store. Service and Repair centers are the biggest joke in world!!! Check to see if the you bought brand new Sprint is really a refurb ##786# ...3 out of 5 are!!! No fakies!

2. anthonygolovey

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

I agree with you better network better specs? Did sprint pay you guys to do this?

4. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

I played with this device today. The phone feels more sturdy and operates a lot better that its Sprint counter part. I just hope for that sake of Palm and Verizon that this phone is not plagued with the same hardware and software issues as Sprint. Basically I think Sprint was Palm's beotch to take their crap phone and experiment. Fooled you Sprint. You suck. Get a network!

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