Palm Pre Plus, Palm Pixi Plus on AT&T officially coming within "months"

By on March 22, 2010 at 10:40 AM.

Palm Pre Plus, Palm Pixi Plus on AT&T officially coming within "months"

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If you’re a Palm-loving individual that just simply can’t get rid of your puke lime-colored Centro on AT&T, you’ll probably be pleased to learn that Palm has officially confirmed that the Pre Plus as well as the Pixi Plus will be joining AT&T in the “coming months.” Yes, this is an official announcement of what we already knew, and there isn’t a confirmed launch date. Be that as it may, the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus spec-wise are pretty identical to the Verizon Wireless units (besides the obvious UMTS support instead of CDMA), with the Pre Plus rocking 16GB of built-in storage and the Pixi Plus at 8GB. Additionally, if you’re a fan of AT&T’s Address Book service, you’ll be good to go out of the gate as it’s now one of the supported syncing methods in Palm’s Synergy synchronization service. Anyone excited, or were you expecting new hardware by the time this launches around June? More →

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webOS 1.4 update now out for Verizon customers

By on February 28, 2010 at 2:01 PM.

webOS 1.4 update now out for Verizon customers

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Yesterday, many Palm Pre owners were treated to an OS update that spanned the globe, except, unfortunately Verizon Wireless subscribers were left out. Luckily for you Palm-fanatics on Verizon, Verizon Wireless Pre Plus and Pixi Plus users are now free to get their webOS 1.4 freak on. Don’t forget to let us know how you’re loving that brand new update. More →

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Palm Pre Plus plagued by problems with the GPS?

By on February 1, 2010 at 9:02 AM.

Palm Pre Plus plagued by problems with the GPS?

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A week after its official debut, the honeymoon for Verizon Wireless Palm Pre Plus owners might be over with an increasing number of users complaining about problems with imprecise GPS signal locking. When using Google Maps on the Pre Plus, many owners are noticing that the Pre Plus is locating them at a point that is several yards to several miles away from their actual location with the Pre Plus apparently using aGPS and not satellite GPS for location detection. For some owners, the problem can be temporarily alleviated by launching VZ Navigator and then closing it before agreeing to the monthly service fee which suggests that VZ Navigator is able to wake the GPS and obtain an accurate satellite GPS lock that is then passed on to Google Maps. This is not a Verizon Wireless only problem as Pre Plus customers on Canadian carrier Bell are also reporting a similar issue. The problem seems to be relegated to the Pre Plus only with Pixi Plus and original Sprint Pre owners reporting zero problems with their GPS. Thus far, neither Verizon Wireless, Bell nor Palm is officially acknowledging a problem with the performance of the GPS on the Pre Plus. Anyone Palm Pre Plus owners care to comment on the accuracy and precision of their GPS?

UPDATE: We didn’t mean that there was aGPS sandwiched on top of a GPS chip — and we didn’t mean because the phone had aGPS it didn’t have traditional GPS capabilities — there is obviously only one GPS-type device in the phone. What we were reporting on is that some users are only getting a network triangulation tower lock, and that the actual GPS satellite signal is not finding them.

[Via PreCentral] More →

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Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus now available on Verizon Wireless

By on January 25, 2010 at 10:20 AM.

Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus now available on Verizon Wireless

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Sprint’s seven month run as the exclusive carrier of Palm’s webOS handsets has come to an end as the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus are now available from Verizon Wireless. Verizon customers interested in the refreshed devices can score the Palm Pre Plus for $149.99 after a $100 mail in rebate and a two year agreement and the Pixi Plus for $99 after a $100 mail in rebate and a two year agreement. Folks that shun a long-term commitment can grab the Pre Plus for $219.99 after a $100 mail in rebate and a one year agreement or $599 for full retail. The Pixi Plus comes in slightly lower with a price tag of $169.99 after a $100 mail in rebate and a one year agreement or $399 for full retail. Anyone going to take the plunge?

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Verizon to offer BOGO on Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus

By on January 22, 2010 at 10:01 AM.

Verizon to offer BOGO on Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus

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Not much else to report other that what’s in the title. Verizon will be having a buy one get one free promotion on the Palm Pre Plus and the Palm Pixi Plus, a deal that will run from launch day through February 14th, Valentines Day. All you webOS fanatics grab a friend or four and get ready to head to your local Verizon Wireless store starting January 25th if you’re up for some Palm-style multitasking. Besides, the handsets ship with Touchstone-compatible back covers — you know we’re all about inductive charging.

[Via Gizmodo] More →

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Verizon Wireless confirms Palm pricing; Wi-Fi Hotspot to cost $40 monthly

By on January 21, 2010 at 3:48 PM.

Verizon Wireless confirms Palm pricing; Wi-Fi Hotspot to cost $40 monthly

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Verizon Wireless made official the leaked prices on the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus that emerged this weekend. Big Red is going to match Sprint dollar for dollar on the price of  each webOS handset with the Pre Plus coming in at a cool $149.99 and the Palm Pixi Plus at a mere $99.99. Both quoted prices are after a $100 mail-in rebate and require a new two-year customer agreement. The Pre Plus also includes the new Wi-Fi hotspot software that is exclusive to Verizon Wireless. Usage of the Pre Plus as a 5-device Wi-Fi hotspot will come with a high price tag, though, as Verizon is going to tack an additional $40 charge for 5GB of data with this 3G-based Wi-Fi connectivity. The $40 charge is levied on top of your calling and data plan so a Wi-Fi mobile hotspot-activated Pre Plus on a 450 minutes Talk and Text plan would cost you a whopping $129.99 per month ($59.99 for calling plan, $29.99 for Email and Web data plan and $40 for the Wi-Fi feature). Those that are ready to jump on the webOS bandwagon Verizon style can score a Pre Plus or Pixi Plus starting January 25th. More →

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Palm Pre Plus, Pixi Plus get official, Verizon Wireless scoop 'em up

By on January 7, 2010 at 3:02 PM.

Palm Pre Plus, Pixi Plus get official, Verizon Wireless scoop 'em up

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Not exactly the most surprising news, but in short, the Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus got official moments ago, with Verizon Wireless signing on to carry both devices (at a rumored 200,000 initial units each) starting January 25th. Pricing was not announced. In addition to the two refreshed devices, which add more memory, a refined and refreshed look as well as Wi-Fi on the Pixi, Palm also announced some SDK improvements. First off, there’s a new PDK (plug-in development kit) that will allow game developers to start making great 3D games, and starting today, you’ll see games start appearing in the App Catalog from publishers like EA Mobile.

Switching gears, Palm also said that Flash support via a plugin would be appearing shortly in the App Catalog and there are more goodies like video recording (with Apple-stolen) video editing capabilities, and additional sharing functionality. Thoughts?

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Three new smartphones to hit Verizon Wireless in early 2010?

By on December 18, 2009 at 1:31 PM.

Three new smartphones to hit Verizon Wireless in early 2010?

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Verizon Wireless may be turning it up a notch again and adding not one, but three new smartphones to its lineup in early 2010. The eclectic group is rumored to include the Windows Mobile-powered LG VS750, the Android-based Motorola Devour A555 and the Palm Pre Plus. The LG VS750 is LG’s first smartphone offering for Verizon Wireless. Running Windows Mobile 6.5 and with both CDMA and GSM on board for global roaming, it is sure to please all those business-oriented, world travelers in our midst. The Motorola A555 Devour is also known as our old friend the Motorola Calgary, which we broke the news on almost one year ago today. The Devour will be the DROID’s little brother and is expected to arrive in early 2010 with Android 2.1, MOTOBLUR and a 3 megapixel camera. Last but not least, the Palm Pre Plus will be Verizon’s first webOS device and is most likely the reason for Verizon’s new online training course touting the benefits of Palm and webOS. The significance of the addition of “Plus” to its name is unknown — was it chosen by the marketing department as a way to distinguish the Verizon Pre from the Sprint Pre? Or will this handset indeed be a never-seen-before, much improved Palm Pre? More →

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