Excerpt: The Palm Pixi Plus is Palm’s 2nd-generation device along with the Palm Pre Plus . The Pixi Plus is Palm’s first WebOS phone that has a candy bar form factor with no sliding mechanism. I like design of it, reminds me of my old Nokia e61i, but more sexier.
Palm Pixi Plus Reviewed: Cute WebOS Smartphone Updated
20 July 2010
Excerpt: The Palm Pixi Plus is Verizon's version of the original Pixi from Sprint. Adding a few minor modifications to a beautiful and elegant smartphone, does Verizon's version of the Palm Pixi measure up? Does the Palm Pixi Plus have what it takes...
Excerpt: Introduction If we had one disappointment with the Palm Pixi it was that it didn’t support WiFi. Not only does the Palm Pixi Plus support WiFi it also lets you turn the cell phone into a Mobile HotSpot so that you can share your data connection with up to 5 WiFi-enabled devices. A pretty neat trick, but it will cost an additional $40 a month.
Summary: As much as I love the overall design and form factor of the Palm Pixi Plus, the device is clearly marketed towards a particular demographic: women and first-time smartphone buyers. If you're migrating from a feature phone and are looking for a nice entry-level smartphone that is easy to use, the Pixi Plus (and webOS) is perfect for you. If you're an experienced iPhone, BlackBerry, or Nokia N900 user, the Palm Pixi Plus is going to be a downgrade.
Conclusion: Both the Palm Pre Plus and the Palm Pixi Plus are fun, modern and enjoyable smartphones. Combined with Verizon's strong network and EV-DO Rev. A fast data, these phones are definitely worth a good, long look. Palm's webOS is capable and multi-tasks well, but we'd say its simple and non-customizable UI is best suited to smartphone novices and those who don't want to spend hours, days or weeks customizing their smartphone.
Pros: Palm's webOS is a pleasure to use, Verizon's strong network is a plus.
Cons: Both could be a tad more responsive, the Pre Plus outshines the Pixi Plus.
PHOTOVIEW: Palm Pixi Plus GSM/UMTS webOS Smartphone
26 April 2010
Excerpt: To be launched end of April in Germany and France , the GSM/UMTS Palm Pixi Plus is the latest addition to Palm's portfolio of webOS smartphones. Running webOS 1.4, the Palm Pixi Plus features quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dualband UMTS/HSDPA at 900/2100 MHz. The faster upload technology HSUPA isn't supported.
Conclusion: I really like this phone. As much as I like this phone, it won’t be my next phone. I felt it was a little underpowered, and I don’t really care for the form factor (except for the incredibly small size). I am a sucker for a large screen and some horsepower. Also, I have to admit, that I think I am losing the battle to not become an Android fan-boy.
Pros: Very slim, Physical keyboard, webOS, 3G Mobile Hotspot
Cons: Seems under-powered, Smaller screen, Small keyboard
Palm Pixi Plus
is a very clever little phone in a tiny package. For $80, it's among the least expensive smartphones available, and takes full advantage of the Palm Synergy platform to keep your life organized, albeit a little more slowly than the Pre Plus.
However, if your budget can stretch it, I recommend going for the Pre Plus since a more capable processor and better camera are worth the extra cost.
Pros: Very slim and light, Good voice quality, Good battery life
Cons: Relatively poor camera, Overall performance is adequate, but not exactly quick