The Palm Pixi as we know it has a number of shortcomings, the most notable and lamented is its lack of Wi-Fi. Left out in order to keep the devices profit margins as high as possible, the decision was about as well received as the handset itself. Of course after a software update or two the Pixi is now performing more or less as it should, but nothing can be done at all to address the lack of Wi-Fi. That is, of course, unless you are Verizon. It might strike many as odd to think Verizon could improve a smartphone as offered by others by adding in Wi-Fi, but that’s exactly what the company looks to be doing thanks to a new FCC filing. To feature nothing more and nothing less than the Sprint Pixi apart from the addition of Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, the Verizon Pixi has no set release date as far as we can tell, but we wouldn’t be at all surprised to see Verizon roll out the device with its bigger brother on the very same day.
[Via Engadget Mobile]