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Verizon’s Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus detailed: memory & WiFi added

Verizon’s Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus detailed: memory & WiFi added

Remember the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus?  We heard back in the tail end of December that they were pretty much confirmed for a Verizon launch in 2010, and now a leaked spec sheet that looks to have come from inside the carrier has spilled the beans on what exactly makes them "Plus" material.  The bottom line?  More storage for one and WiFi for the other.

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Verizon Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus apparently confirmed

Having seen what looked to be FCC approval for a version of the Palm Pixi - called the Palm Pixi Plus - with WiFi b/g along with EVDO Rev.A, there's now talk that both it and a Palm Pre Plus will be headed to Verizon Wireless.  According to BGR's tipsters, the two CDMA handsets will both run webOS 1.3.5 rather than anything newer, which seems to suggest a launch would be sooner rather than later.

Palm Pixi with WiFi b/g clears FCC; en route to Verizon?

Palm's omission of WiFi from the Palm Pixi smacked of little more than a needless attempt to better differentiate their "flagship" Pre from the new device, and so we're glad to see that change may be on the way.  A version of the Pixi has been caught clearing the FCC complete with both EVDO and WiFi b/g, presumably headed to Verizon Wireless.

webOS 1.3.2 speeds up Palm Pixi; 1.3.5 imminent

webOS 1.3.2 speeds up Palm Pixi; 1.3.5 imminent

A sprinkling of webOS news this morning, as both a new update gets pushed out to Palm Pixi owners and a future update is tipped.  Palm Pixi owners are reporting that webOS 1.3.2 is being pushed to their handsets, though there's still no sign on Palm's Pixi software page, and while we're lacking an official changelog the new firmware is tipped to speed up how the smartphone handles multiple open applications.

As for the rumored future update, that's believed to be webOS 1.3.5 and expected to arrive in mid-December.  The news was revealed by a loose-lipped O2 Germany rep, apparently, who explained that one of 1.3.5's tweaks will be to fix an SMS bug that roughly halves the character limit after a special letter is entered.

New Palm Pixi TV ad is full of hope and life minus the creepiness

New Palm Pixi TV ad is full of hope and life minus the creepiness

I’m personally happy to see Palm take a new direction with the upcoming Pixi TV spot. The days of that creepy redhead are no more giving way to hope, life and fun. Click over to watch the ad.

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Sprint Palm Pixi arrives November 15th for $100

Sprint and Palm have announced launch details for the second webOS smartphone, the Palm Pixi.  The candybar handset - which we played with back in September - will arrive on the CDMA network in the US come November 15th, priced from $99.99 after $150-worth of instant and mail-in rebates, and presuming a new, two-year agreement.

GSM Palm Pixi caught in wild: only 4GB of storage?

Palm have not been shy about their intent to release a GSM version of the Palm Pixi, but up until now the Euro-friendly version of the candybar device has been missing in action.  One such pre-production handset has shown up in Vietnam, however, with a SIM slot and a mysteriously low 4GB of onboard memory.

Palm Pixi hitting Sprint October 20th?

Having played with the Palm Pixi early last month, we've been looking forward to the super-slim candybar's full launch and the opportunity to take the second webOS smartphone for a second spin.  According to the Boy Genius Report's latest source, the Pixi is set to hit shelves - in both Sprint and Best Buy retail locations - on October 20th, which if true means there are only a few weeks to wait.

Palm dump WinMo; Pre sales good but profits not

Palm dump WinMo; Pre sales good but profits not

Palm have announced that they will be dropping Windows Mobile for future devices and instead focussing on their own platform, webOS.  The news was an unsurprising addition to the company's latest financial results, which also revealed that while Pre sales were strong - Palm saw a 134-percent increase in Q1 FY2010 smartphone sales from Q4 2009 - they still saw GAAP losses of $164.5m.

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Palm Pixi CPU specs revealed: dual ARM cores, both EVDO and HSPA

Full specifications for Palm's second webOS smartphone, the Palm Pixi, have emerged, this time courtesy of Qualcomm.  The Pixi is based on Qualcomm's MSM7627 chipset, and there are more than a few interesting details among the new chip's capabilities, not least its dual ARM cores and ability to deliver both CDMA and GSM connectivity.

gDial Pro Google Voice app hits Palm Pre, plus 9 other titles

gDial Pro Google Voice app hits Palm Pre, plus 9 other titles

We'll never argue with more apps showing up for the Palm Pre - after all, they just pave the way for a software download frenzy on the Palm Pixi when that arrives later in 2009 - so we're glad to hear of another two webOS titles fresh to the Palm Beta App Catalog.  First up is gDial Pro, an app which can be used to access and manage your Google Voice account; second comes iLike Concerts, a tool which looks out for your preferred artists and flags up nearby performances.

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Palm Pre price slashed to $150

In case you didn't spot it among all the live shots of the Palm Pixi and our hands-on video, Sprint have dropped the price of the Palm Pre from $199.99 to $149.99, presuming you're willing to sign up to a two-year contract.  The first sticker cut the webOS smartphone has seen since its launch several months ago, the reduction suggests that Sprint are aiming for a roughly $99.99 tag for the Pixi when it launches later in the year.

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