Conclusion: If you're looking to move up from a texting feature phone, the Palm Pixi Plus is an excellent choice. It's fun and easy to use, yet it's powerful with a full featured Webkit browser that supports pinch zooming (Flash is coming but isn't here yet), Synergy for syncing contact info from multiple sources, strong email support that includes multiple MS Exchange accounts and a very good music player.
Pros: Great OS, excellent web browser, extremely affordable smartphone.
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
Conclusion: A beautiful phone loaded with one of the finest smartphone operating systems to date should have plenty of potential, but Palm’s reluctance to give this phone the horsepower it really needs to get out of its own way remains a making sticking point. The faster processor alone in the Pre Plus might make it worth the extra $70, but 16GB of storage, double the memory, a larger screen and better camera all seal the deal: Palm outmoded the Pixi with its own flesh and blood.
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
Excerpt: Other than that, the phone is identical in specs and design to its predecessor the Palm Pixi . While the keyboard isn't perfect and WebOS performance can be sluggish, the Palm Pixi Plus is a solid, inexpensive smartphone - and Wi-Fi only bolsters its abilities.
Excerpt: Palm's Pixi mobile never made it to the UK, but that hasn't stopped the company, recently bought by HP, releasing the follow up, the Palm Pixi Plus on O2 and hopefully other operators. But has it been worth the wait, and should you opt for this over any other smartphone on the market? We've grabbed the phone to find out.
Pros: Small, Light, runs webOS, Wi-Fi, 3G
Cons: Not as fast as we had hoped, battery life not great