In yet another attempt to spur weak sales, Verizon has lowered the contract price on the Palm Pre Plus again.
Although the webOS has generally been praised by reviewers and users, it has faced very tough competition from the Apple iPhone and an array of models running Google’s Android OS. Since Verizon launched its first models running Palm’s operating system in January, sales have been lackluster.
The Palm Pre Plus debuted at $150 with two-year contract, was later cut to $50, and is now selling for $30. This is the same price Verizon is asking for the Palm Pixi Plus, its other webOS-based model.
An Overview of the Palm Pre Plus
The Pre Plus features a sliding keyboard as well as a 3.1-inch multi-touch-capable Touchscreen with a 480 x 320 pixel resolution. The device comes with 16 GB of internal storage, and is also equipped with Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS and a 3.0 megapixel camera with LED flash.
The smartphone runs the webOS, the replacement for the venerable Palm OS. This is a multi-tasking, touch-oriented operating system able to wirelessly synchronize a wide variety of data with online services like Google, Yahoo and Facebook, as well as Microsoft Exchange.
The webOS includes an on-device app store, and a growing collection of third-party software is available.