Summary: Overall it seems like the Palm Pre Plus is a device very worthy of consideration. webOS is a great operating system, and with the knowledge that HP intends to continue development for the platform, we can only imagine that it will continue to be improved upon. The size and feel of the device worked well for me, and will undoubtedly be an excellent decision for those who prefer QWERTY slider devices accompanied by touchscreens.
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 as a 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.
Pros: Elegant easy-to-use interface, Better keyboard than predecessor, Double the memory and RAM of original Pre,
Summary: The Pre, and to a greater extent, webOS, was a revolutionary step forward for Palm. Fast forward six months, and the Palm Pre is on the nation's largest wireless carrier with increased storage, a better navigational input option, improved keyboard, Mobile Hotspot feature, and a Touchstone-capable back included. In other words, it's everything that the Palm Pre should have been.
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.