It seems like HP is committed to drawing all possible income from their Palm acquisition. In this spirit, AT&T announced the release of the Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus. AT&T only confirmed the shipping of the Palm Pre Plus with May 16th release date, not giving further release information about the Pixi Plus.
Palm’s Pre Plus webOS smartphone will be tagged with a $150 price. The price is a bit high I must say you do get a free Touchstone charging dock. How about you guys, do you consider buying the Palm Pre Plus ?
Lets get into more detail about the Palm Pre Plus. It runs on webOS, a very good and beautiful operating system (some say the rumored HP Hurricane will rock especially because of it), it has a sliding full QWERTY keyboard that gives the phone a slick look, an acceptable sized 3.1″ touchscreen display with 16 million colors, 3.5mm jack for custom headsets, 16 GB internal memory (no card slot so you can say goodbye to extending the memory, but I don’t think you will need that), 512 MB RAM and an 600MHz processor that allows the phone to run smoothly with more than one applications running (a.k.a. multitasking), although it ain’t the meanest beast in the game.
The Palm Pre plus comes with 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity and a GPS module. I almost forgot about the 3.15 MP flash enabled camera, but Palm are not known for their cameras but for their amazing webOS user friendly operating system.
What caught my eye about the Palm Pre Plus was the Palm Synergy application (if I may call it an application) which gathers all of your contacts and calendars in the same lot, always keeping you up-to-date with automatic social network integration.
The Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus smartphones are actually not that bad, and if HP can capitalize on the webOS and social networking technologies potential, they might become a big player in this expanding smartphone market.