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Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus priced; Free Verizon handset offer

Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus priced; Free Verizon handset offer

You may have missed it from our Palm Pre Plus review earlier in the week, but Verizon Wireless have kicked off sales of the new webOS smartphone by offering a BOGOF offer for the Palm Pixi Plus.  Between now and February 14th 2010, anyone who picks up a $149.99 Palm Pre Plus or $99.99 Palm Pixi Plus from Verizon will get a second, free Pixi Plus.  Full details after the cut, plus a tidbit for Sprint customers envious of the Verizon mobile hotspot app.

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Palm Pre Plus Review for Verizon Wireless

Palm Pre Plus Review for Verizon Wireless

Palm had plenty to live up to at CES 2010, having done a reasonable job of rejuvenating their business the previous year with the surprise introduction of the Palm Pre. This time around they rolled out a more incremental update, the Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus, both headed to Verizon Wireless' network. We've had the former on the SlashGear test bench; check out our review after the cut.

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Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus hit Verizon Jan 25; webOS getting video capture

Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus hit Verizon Jan 25; webOS getting video capture

Palm have announced the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus, and as expected they're headed to Verizon Wireless.  The Palm Pre Plus doubles memory to 16GB and drops the navigation button, while the Pixi Plus gets the WiFi that was missing from the Sprint Pixi.  Meanwhile both Verizon handsets will get a new 3G mobile hotspot application that, like a MiFi, will allow users to share their EVDO Rev.A connection with up to five connected WiFi clients.

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Verizon Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus apparently confirmed

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.

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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....

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