Palm Pre Plus, Pixi Plus Coming to Verizon
Palm Inc. announced today that Verizon Wireless will be getting updated models of the Palm Pre and Pixi. Announced today at Palm's CES Event, Verizon is set to exclusively offer the Palm Pre Plus and the Palm Pixi Plus on Monday, January 25th.
The Palm Pre Plus adds a refreshed design along with twice the amount of storage space (16GB) and built in touchstone support. The Pixi Plus will be enhanced with built in WiFi as well as an integrated touchstone cover. Both models will also support Palm's new WiFi router functionality via the Palm mobile hotspot application.
"The Palm experience is all about helping our customers stay connected so they never miss a thing," said Jon Rubinstein, Palm chairman and chief executive officer. "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."
"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 for 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."
Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning Jan. 25. Pricing will be announced closer to launch. 3G mobile hotspot is a separately-purchased feature added to a voice and data plan.