Verizon Wireless and Palm have announced the upcoming launch of the new Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus smartphones, which bring the groundbreaking Palm webOS experience to Verizon Wireless customers, offering an unique, all-new 3G Mobile Hotspot feature that lets users share with up to 5 Wi-Fi-enabled devices like notebooks, netbooks, cameras, gaming devices or portable media players.



Features and specifications of Palm Pre Plus:

  • Large, vivid 3.1-inch capacitive touchscreen display with 320 x480 pixels resolution
  • 3 megapixel camera with LED flash and extended depth of field
  • Slide-out full QWERTY keyboard and 16GB internal memory
  • webOS platform and Palm Synergy
  • Unobtrusive notifications and universal search
  • Gesture area enables simple, intuitive gestures for navigation
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with A2DP and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g connectivity
  • Access to over 1,000 webOS applications from Palm App Catalog
  • Built-in GPS with VZ Navigator allowing users to get audible turn-by-turn directions
  • Proximity sensor, light sensor and accelerometer
  • Palm Touchstone Back Cover
  • Dimensions: 2.35 x 3.96 x 0.67 inches ; Weight: 4.89 ounces

“The Palm experience is all about helping our customers stay connected so they never miss a thing,” commented Jon Rubinstein, chairman and chief executive officer of Palm. “We’re constantly enriching this experience with new features and innovations. The Verizon Wireless launch of Pre Plus and Pixi Plus is the next phase in delivering this unique Palm experience to more people.”

Features and specifications of Palm Pixi Plus:

  • 2.63-inch capacitive touch screen display with 320 x400 pixels resolution
  • 2 megapixel camera with LED flash
  • Fixed full QWERTY keyboard
  • webOS platform and Palm Synergy
  • Unobtrusive notifications and universal search
  • Unique gesture area provides a sleek look and intuitive navigation
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with A2DP and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g connectivity
  • Compatible with Palm App Catalog
  • Integrated GPS with VZ Navigator
  • Proximity sensor, light sensor and accelerometer
  • Palm Pixi Artist Series Back Covers
  • Dimensions: 2.17 x 4.37 x 0.43 inches ; Weight: 3.26 ounces

“The Palm webOS family is a great addition to Verizon Wireless’ robust line-up of smartphones,” said John Stratton, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Verizon Wireless. “The outstanding capabilities and functionalities on both Pre Plus and Pixi Plus give customers a wealth of customization options to help them manage their lives. Customers get the latest technology from Palm along with the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G network for an unsurpassed mobile experience.”

The new Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus smartphones are slated to hit Verizon Wireless stores starting January 25 for $149.99 and $99.99 (both after same $100 mail-in rebate and a new 2-year contract), respectively.

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