The Mobile Hotspot app that debuted on the Verizon Wireless Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus requires a special tethering add-on that costs $40 per month for the ability to turn your webOS device(s) into a mobile hotspot and share your Verizon Wireless mobile broadband conenction with up to five other devices. Those who do not want to fork out the extra $40 per month can look towards unofficial solutions, such as the MyTether app, which is a “homebrew” app, which requires some hackery similar to the iPhone jailbreak process. The app costs a one-time charge of $15 for the [...]
The Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus, which is now available exclusively on Verizon Wireless, may be making its way into GSM form for AT&T and a global release in the future according to some testing information. At CES this year, AT&T had stated that it will be getting two webOS devices, though which devices were not disclosed. It would make sense that the upgraded Plus models would be a hot commodity for the GSM markets as both the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus improves on their non-plus models from Sprint, with the former adding double the RAM and double the storage while the [...]
Quite a few Windows Mobile users have been scoffing at the Verizon Wireless Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus with the hotspot capable Mobile Hotspot app, which enables the Palm models to act like a mobile hotspot allowing you to share your VZW mobile broadband connection and tether your laptop to the internet. As Windows Mobile users, you probably have heard of the HTC Internet Sharing app, an HTC-made free app for HTC Windows Mobile devices, that offers the same functionality. Additionally, there’s also a paid app called WMWiFiRouter that does the trick as well. However, where [...]
We had talked about the contract pricing and promotions for the Verizon Wireless Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus, but there are a few readers who have asked me about non-contract pricing. For the commitment-phobe who can’t seem to pick up the pen and sign away two years of their life over to Verizon Wireless, the Palm Pre Plus will retail for $600 sans contract and the Palm Pixi Plus will go for $400.
According to the Verizon Wireless rep that we spoke with, although you can purchase the phone at its full price, this isn’t pre-paid pricing: “It essentially is [...]
We have reviewed the Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus on wireless CDMA/EVDO carrier Verizon Wireless. The most notable upgrade for the webOS devices–previously available on Sprint sans the Plus moniker–is the ability to share the Pre Plus’ and Pixi Plus’ internet connection with up to five other devices, similar to the stand-alone MiFi. WiFi tethering, unlike Bluetooth tethering, removes some of the bottleneck in speed that Bluetooth may have. Additionally, it allows multiple simultaneous connections. This way, your Pre Plus can bless your laptop, Zune HD, or [...]
While not a lot has changed between the Sprint Palm Pre and the Sprint Palm Pixi on the outside, Palm made some incremental upgrades that give both devices a more polished look befitting of their “plus” moniker on Verizon Wireless; the devices were officially announced at CES earlier in the month.
In the video below, we’ll give you a quick unboxing and hardware tour of the Palm Pixi Plus and Palm Pre Plus, which will both be available on Verizon Wireless beginning January 25.
The Pre Plus is getting double the storage–up to 16 GB from 8 [...]
At CES yesterday, Palm had unveiled its Pixi Plus and Pre Plus, which are essentially updated versions of the Palm Pre and the Palm Pixi currently on Sprint. The new models will all sport WiFi (Sprint Pixi currently does not have WiFi), double the internal storage capacity to 16 GB, and the Pre Plus will also get double the RAM.
Most notably, the updated models will come with an app update to allow the devices to act like a MiFi, allowing you to share your wireless 3G connection over the device’s WiFi with up to five other devices.
Palm also mentions a firmware [...]
Palm will be introducing two new devices to AT&T in the first half of 2010–could this be the 3G GSM version of the Palm Pre and Palm Pixi that most have waited for? No details are given at this time, but this will be the first time that AT&T will be carrying webOS devices. Palm devices had been on AT&T’s network before, with the Palm Treo and Palm Centro devices.
In this video, we do an unboxing, hardware tour and software tour of the Sprint Palm Pixi. The Pixi is the Palm Pre’s cousin, running on the same WebOS operating system but utilizing a slideless form factor that makes it quite sleek. In addition to covering the hardware, we take a tour of the operating system.
The Palm Pixi on Sprint is one of my favorite phones due to a stunning industrial design, great performance, and the convenience of a non-sliding, front-facing QWERTY keyboard in a candybar form factor. The device is seemingly poised to be headed to rival CDMA/EVDO carrier Verizon Wireless in the new year as the device has passed FCC certification with WiFi included, a feature that was lacking on the Sprint release.
The Pixi is Palm’s–and Sprint’s–second smartphone running the capable webOS operating system; the first device was the portrait-sliding Palm [...]
The Palm Pixi is an interesting consumer for Palm. It is a device that will attract both consumers and many geeks who love the front-facing QWERTY keyboard in a slim and narrow–but usable–form factor, however the device comes with its own compromises and Palm did a great job on making a svelte device that was both affordable and easy to use on Sprint’s Now Network.
The Pixi is a gorgeous device and is a marvel to look at it, from its sleek form factor to its glossy black front with island keys. Palm took it to heart to balance the design between geek [...]