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01/21/10 02:09 AM
Phone reviews: Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus webOS smartphones on Verizon

That dynamic duo of Palm webOS phones are back, this time on Verizon. They're nearly identical to their Sprint cousins, but they gain a plus thanks to double the flash storage on the Palm Pre Plus and added WiFi on the Pixi Plus. The Palm Pre Plus is a QWERTY slider smartphone with a vivid 3.1" capacitive touch screen, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and 16 gigs of storage. The Palm Pixi Plus has a 2.6" capacitive touch screen, a QWERTY keyboard, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and 8 gigs of flash storage. Both have 3G EV-DO Rev. A that works with the downloadable Mobile HotSpot application to share the 3G connection over WiFi with notebooks and other WiFi enabled devices.

Both phones will be available January 25th. The Pre Plus will cost $149 after a $100 rebate and the Palm Pixi Plus will sell for $99 after $100 rebate. Verizon tells us they'll be running a special deal from Jan. 25- Feb. 14 where you'll get a free Pixi Plus if you buy either the Pre Plus or a Pixi Plus. The unlimited data plan runs $29.99 month and if you want to use that nifty Mobile HotSpot feature to turn your Palm into a MiFi of sorts, it will set you back an additional $40/month for 5 gigs of data.

We take a look at both the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus in our review and include a 7 minute video review.

Read our Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus review.


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