Palm unveils Pre Plus and Pixi Plus for Verizon Wireless

Palm unveils Pre Plus and Pixi Plus for Verizon Wireless
We like it when rumors turn out true. In this case, we now have an official confirmation that the Palm Pre Plus will arrive alive and well on Verizon’s network on January 25. The same goes to its little brother, the Pixi Plus. We bet you are dying to learn what the differences are, when compared to Sprint’s variants of the handsets? Well, unfortunately the answer is “not many”. The Pre Plus will double the internal memory to 16GB and will miss the button below the screen. As for the Pixi Plus, it adds Wi-Fi support. Both phones will run on the freshly-announced version 1.4 of webOS.

The bad thing now is Palm and Verizon have not announced the prices of the phones, but hopefully we’ll get to know that soon.

Palm Pre Plus Specifications
Palm Pixi Plus Specifications

source: Palm Blog



1. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

cool, not a fan of palm but i'm happy for verizon.

2. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

Interesting. Very tempting. I hope they don't screw it up when the pricing comes out, lol.

3. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

i had the palm pre on sprint and i thought it was an awesome phone with that web os thingy but i had to cancel my sprint account for the lack of coverage in my area.. maybe ill get the verizon palm pre ...

4. GlenF

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 02, 2009

zzzzzzzz..... it's like palm & Windows are desperatly competing for 4th place behind Apple, Andriod & Blackberry

7. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

Have you ever used a palm pre? It multitasks even better than android, its as responsive as an iphone, and its hardware is better than most blackberries. I think before you draw conclusions, you should consider a real life comparison because "places" has nothing to do with what a phone and its OS brings to the table. I've had an iphone, blackberry curve, omnia, and a pre and if I had to pick which one I'd use everyday... it would hands down be the pre.

8. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

glen, the webOS is great! it's still a little undercooked like any brand new OS and it's not the end all be all to phones but it is a great addition to any carrier's lineup. winmo devices, i couldn't agree with you more though haha. like that damm iphone, it's just PLAIN FUN to use. this should be a solid pair of phones on a solid network. and to get in my licks.... IPHONE BASH! IPHONE BASH! hahaha

9. GlenF

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 02, 2009

i've played with the pre quite a bit, i've owned a treo, omnia, centro, 6900, curve, storm & now a Droid (was even an i-phone owner for a week, then i realized that AT&T sucked at my house)... I think i know enough about smartphones for my comment to be informed. Web os is a huge setp up from the treo & centro, but it's too little too late. And while you would pick a pre first, what us internet geeks have to consider is that we're the vast minority and the people that move units, the average user, have all but abandoned Palm

11. macron2000

Posts: 81; Member since: Sep 07, 2009

Used the Pre on Sprint for a little while, canceled after two weeks and went to the Tour. While WebOs was...decent at best, the hardware was awful and felt cheap. The keyboard lacked sufficiently and the ringer was nearly non-existent. The speaker phone, both internal and external did not perform well in less than quite surroundings. With that, the phone has good looks but its functionality did not live up to the hype for me. Maybe others had a better experience but I would NOT purchase this phone again.

5. dense_rain

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 25, 2009

I figure they're going to require a full-blown email & data plan with these things? I'm still waiting for a decent phone that doesn't require one...

6. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

will never happen "dense", the requirement for data was set by cm supply and demand, unfortunatly in this new age the bar has been reset at data...

10. markemark11

Posts: 47; Member since: Jan 07, 2010

well it would make sense that a phone which's platform is WebOS requires data.

12. darthray

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

curious what steve jobs will say this year? verizon wireless? or t-mobile carrier to expand?

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