Verizon Wireless Palm Pre Plus, Palm Pixi Plus Hardware Tour – Review
10 June 2010
Excerpt: While not a lot has changed between the Sprint Palm Pre and the Sprint Palm Pixi on the outside, Palm made some incremental upgrades that give both devices a more polished look befitting of their “plus” moniker on Verizon Wireless; the devices were officially announced at CES earlier in the month.
Summary: The Palm Pre Plus is a very capable phone, but it's stymied by short battery life and slow webpage load times over AT&T's network. While it's available for as little asa penny with a two-year contract through Amazon.com, we prefer the Verizon version of the phone, which comes with free mobile hotspot capabilities, faster web browsing, and is available for $50 through Verizon--and at Amazon.com for a penny.
Conclusion: The obvious things come to mind as we know that this is almost the same device that was unveiled well over a year ago – which is undoubtedly in the later stages of its product cycle. Sure we've seen some improvements with webOS that showcase the commitment in balancing the platform, and it's evident that all the steps have been gradual – but consumers are surely expecting to see a major overhaul some time soon.
Conclusion: Throughout the course of reviewing the Pre Plus, I was often met with the feeling that these first-gen webOS models are the imperfect progenitors of something truly outstanding. WebOS is one of the most capable, intuitive and polished mobile operating systems on the market, and it collects those laurels at a very young age with respect to its competitors.
Excerpt: I have been playing with the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus for a little while now and I have to say that one of my favorite features is the Mobile Hotspot app. This app comes pre-installed on both the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus and allows the user to create a Wi-Fi hotspot for
Excerpt: Last year, Palm turned CES upside down with the Palm Pre – one of the few new smartphones to make the iPhone look dated. After a slow-but-auspicious launch over the summer, Palm returned to CES this year with a much less earth-shattering pair of refreshes: the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus. Besides migrating to Verizon, the Pre Plus brings a handful of modest updates, including a handful of exterior tweaks, more memory, and doubling storage from 8GB to 16GB.