Summary: While not a major overhaul, the Palm Pixi Plus adds built-in Wi-Fi and gives customers making the jump from a feature phone to a smartphone even more functionality without breaking the bank.
Pros: The Palm Pixi Plus brings the addition of Wi-Fi and the capability to use the smartphone as a mobile hot spot. The sleek handset also offers Bluetooth, 3G, and GPS. The multitasking features of Palm WebOS continues to be one of the highlights.
Cons: The smartphone can be sluggish. The camera lacks editing options, and picture quality is pretty poor. No expansion slot.
Summary: The Palm Pixi Plus isn't fancy or powerful, but it offers first-time smartphone buyers a nice range of features and ease of use at an affordable price.
Pros: For a compact, entry-level smartphone, the Palm Pixi Plus offers a good number of features including Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, and GPS, as well as the benefits that come from running Palm WebOS. The Pixi Plus' camera now can record video and easily edit it--unlike its predecessor.
Cons: The Pixi Plus can be sluggish. The phone has a smaller display and keyboard. AT&T doesn't offer the Palm Mobile Hotspot utility.
Excerpt: What the Honda Civic is to the Accord, the Pixi Plus is to the Pre Plus . While not entirely hobbled, the Pixi flutters in the shadow of the Pre with a smaller screen, a slower processor, and a lower-resolution camera, but balances the handicaps with a lightweight, easy-to-use form factor that finds fans in nearly everyone who handles it. It will have to be the body that sells it.
Pros: Low $80 price tag, Superb QWERTY keyboard, One of the most pocket-friendly smartphones to date, Slick, multi-tasking-friendly WebOS interface, Speedy 3G connectivity on Verizon, Optional Touchstone charger and designer backs
Cons: WebOS feels somewhat unresponsive, really chugs at times, Screen can feel cramped, App Catalog still lags behind competitors (but by less than before), Unimpressive camera, Slightly less intuitive than iPhone
Conclusion: The Palm Pixi Plus is like a BlackBerry Curve in that it is likely to be your first venture into the wonderful world of smartphones. On that front, the OS does well to bring you into the fold without over-complicating things. The touchscreen is a great advantage over the BlackBerry models and the easy email setup and syncing Synergy is great. The form factor is very pocket-friendly too.
Pros: Small, Light, runs webOS, Wi-Fi, 3G
Cons: Not as fast as we had hoped, battery life not great
Conclusion: Das Palm Pixi Plus ist nicht Fisch, nicht Fleisch. Wer ein Handy zum Vieltippen sucht, ist mit der Winz-Tastatur nicht gut beraten. Multimedia-Fans sollten vom 2-Megapixel-Handy die Finger lassen. Touch-Fans wird das Handy mit zu kleinem Display und fehlender virtuellen Tastatur ebenfalls nicht gerecht. Dazu kommt der hohe Anschaffungspreis: Das Pixi Plus ist lediglich bei den Netzbetreibern O2 und Vodafone erhältlich.
Pros: Sehr kompaktes Design, Gute Telefonakustik, Gut durchdachtes Betriebssystem
Cons: Display und Tastatur zu klein, Schwacher Akku, Kein erweiterbarer Speicher