AT&T has committed to offering Palm’s flagship webOS smartphone, but has yet to say when. However, information leaking out of this wireless carrier indicates that its launch date for the Palm Pre Plus is coming in just over a week.
This smartphone has a consumer focus, with a multi-touch capacitive display, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, and hardware keyboards. It is already available from Verizon Wireless, and Sprint has the original Palm Pre.
This carrier announced in March that it intends to charge $150 for the Palm Pre Plus. However, it might have decided to lower this price since then, as Verizon is asking just $30 for its version.
What About the Pal Pixi Plus?
At the same time AT&T committed to the Palm Pre Plus, it also said it plans to offer the Palm Pixi Plus. The unconfirmed report that revealed AT&T’s launch date for the Pre Plus said nothing about the second model.
It’s possible the Pixi Plus will debut from this carrier at the same time, but it’s also possible that AT&T has dropped its plans to offer this model. The Pre Plus isn’t selling as well as Palm first hoped, but the Pixi series is faring even worse.
An Overview of the Palm Pre Plus
This 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.