AT&T has just introduced its version of Palm’s flagship smartphone, making it the third U.S. wireless carrier to offer a webOS model.
The Palm Pre Plus has a consumer focus, with a multi-touch capacitive display, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and a hardware keyboard. It was already available from Verizon Wireless, and Sprint has the original Palm Pre.
AT&T is charging $150 for the device, with a service contract and mail-in rebate. It can be ordered now from AT&T’s website.
For a limited time, those who purchase the Palm Pre Plus in an AT&T retail stores will get a free Palm Touchstone Charging Dock.
An Overview of the Palm Pre Plus
The smartphone is a slider with a 3.1-inch HVGA touchscreen, 16 GB of internal storage, and a 3.0 megapixel camera with LED flash.
It runs Palm’s webOS, the replacement for the venerable Palm OS. This is a multi-tasking operating system able to wirelessly synchronize a wide variety of data with online services like Google, Yahoo and Facebook, as well as Microsoft Exchange.