AT&T announced this week that it is going to be offering the Palm Pre Plus in the coming months. This model was on display at the CTIA tradeshow this week, and I got some time with this upcoming smartphone.
AT&T’s version of this device isn’t going to be dramatically different from the one Verizon released in January. What makes it significant is that it will bring the webOS to a third wireless carrier in the U.S.
I really like Palm’s new operating system, as it offers everything most people are looking for in a mobile OS. It’s easy to use but also powerful, and melds together information from a variety of online sources, from Microsoft Exchange to Facebook.
The Pre Plus offers a 3.1-inch, HVGA, capacitive touchscreen, HSPA 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a sliding keyboard. It is a decent device, but would be better if it had a larger keyboard.
If you’re really interested in the AT&T version of this model, I suggest you start by watching the video I recorded of it at the CTIA tradeshow this week. After that, you should read Jen Edward’s review of Verizon’s version of the Palm Pre Plus.
More about the Palm Pre Plus
The Pre Plus offers 16 GB of internal storage, a GPS receiver, and a 3.0 megapixel camera with LED flash.
AT&T is going to charge $150 for it, with a two-year service agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate.