Palm Pixi Plus
Fortunately, Palm also did better with the Pixi Plus, its follow-up to the original Pixi. This time, we gained video recording and Wi-Fi and a more affordable price ($49 vs. the Pixi's $99 tag) while keeping a broad feature set and all the benefits of WebOS. It was still sluggish, and the display and keyboard were small, but it served its purpose as starter smartphone. You could get it with Verizon Wireless or AT&T, though here again AT&T's version didn't have the Palm Mobile Hotspot utility.
CNET review bottom line (AT&T): The Palm Pixi Plus isn't fancy or powerful, but it offers first-time smartphone buyers a nice range of features and ease of use at an affordable price.
CNET review bottom line (Verizon): While not a major overhaul, the Palm Pixi Plus adds built-in Wi-Fi and gives customers making the jump from a feature phone to a smartphone even more functionality without breaking the bank.
August 18, 2011 5:52 PM PDT
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