Palm Pre and Pixi to make January debut on Verizon?

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Palm Pre and Pixi to make January debut on Verizon?
Business Week is reporting that Verizon will start offering the webOS powered duo of the Palm Pre and the Palm Pixi sometime this month. A BW source says that Big Red will introduce the models at this week's CES in Las Vegas. Both models will have additional memory when compared to the current version of the devices, which have been available exclusively in the U.S. at Sprint since the launch of both phones.

For Palm, this is the second chance for the Pre to take off. When originally introduced last year, it was immediately considered the equal of the iPhone and hopes were high for big sales of the device. But the reality never caught up with the expectations and the Pre languished after being launched in June. Maribel Lopez, founder of Lopez Research LLC, a San Francisco-based consulting and research firm, says Palm has "to prove that this platform has legs and they can do something with it." According to BW's source, Big Red will determine the pricing for the phones this week. At Verizon, the Pre and Pixi will have to compete with the current flagship model, the Motorola DROID and the touchscreen BlackBerry Storm2. the carrier has been heavily marketing the Android based Motorola phone while practically ignoring the Storm sequel. The Business Week story also says that AT&T might start selling Palm's phones in the first half of the year. This would mean that Palm would have to start producing GSM models of the webOS handsets for the American market.

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source: BusinessWeek



1. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

I think an end of January release is possible considering when the Droids were released it was around 3 weeks after training.

2. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

This will be good for Palm and Verizon subs, chances for more market share for the former and more choice for the latter

3. phonatik

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 09, 2009

Finally!!! Yes, finally the webos is near for webos lovers! Gotta give props to Android OS and what it has done together with Motorola putting together the hottest phone in the market in DROID! Gotta admit too that I'm a Droid Eris user, but my heart belongs straight up belong to the Palm WebOs. Yes, the WebOs is the one I have been waiting for since it first was announce. I have no doubt Big Red will bring this OS to shine and where is should be (to the top). Sprint you couldn't take advantage of this gorgeous OS in Palm. Now you have to pay taking it for granted....

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