Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus coming to Verizon

When Palm announced the Pre, Palm fans rejoiced. The long awaited update to the ageing Palm OS platform had arrived. Today, Palm has announced that they will be expanding their lineup and will be bringing the Palm Pre plus to Verizon.

The Pre Plus boasts some notable improvements over the current model on Sprint, the Pre. The Pre Plus on Verizon will have 16 GB of storage, an improved hinge mechanism and Wi-Fi

The Palm Pixi Plus was also announced at the event and it too will be coming to Verizon and will pack Wi-Fi as well; a date was not disclosed for availability.

Palm and Verizon will be launching the Pre Plus on January 25th.

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God only knows why they didn't include wifi with the original Palm Pixie, looked like a snazzy device until I saw they didn't include that.

StaticL said,
God only knows why they didn't include wifi with the original Palm Pixie, looked like a snazzy device until I saw they didn't include that.

I dunno... I haven't found a situation yet where I needed to switch from 3G to WiFi on Sprint with my Android device.

Also, I wonder if Sprint will be getting the "Plus" versions of these device's as well... I'm thinking they will, Pre has been around long enough to need a minor refresh, and since they had the original exclusive contract, why not?

vaximily said,
I dunno... I haven't found a situation yet where I needed to switch from 3G to WiFi on Sprint with my Android device.

Also, I wonder if Sprint will be getting the "Plus" versions of these device's as well... I'm thinking they will, Pre has been around long enough to need a minor refresh, and since they had the original exclusive contract, why not?

3G must be much better in the US than in the UK then. The only place we get a remotely usable 3G signal is in city centres (at least around me), and the idea of waking up with dirty city air and concrete around me has never appealed to me. In the countryside we're lucky to be able to connect to the web over a mobile connection, and WiFi means you can pop in a bar/cafe and get quick enough speeds to stream media and browse the web, without WiFi then a smart phone would be next to useless here.

UKer said,

3G must be much better in the US than in the UK then. The only place we get a remotely usable 3G signal is in city centres (at least around me), and the idea of waking up with dirty city air and concrete around me has never appealed to me. In the countryside we're lucky to be able to connect to the web over a mobile connection, and WiFi means you can pop in a bar/cafe and get quick enough speeds to stream media and browse the web, without WiFi then a smart phone would be next to useless here.

Wow, that sucks... here it's pretty good coverage... I live about 15 minutes south of what's considered the Metro area in a town with 2500 people (it's remote enough that it still qualifies for Farm & Urban Growth home loans) and I get full coverage in about half the house, and 2-3 out of 5 bars throughout the rest.