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Cell Phone Comparisons
Palm Pre vs. Palm Pre Plus

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February 16th, 2010


Key Differences

  • Power: Armed with more RAM, the Palm Pre Plus is a more powerful smartphone than the Palm Pre.  While the difference between the two devices will be fairly muted when only a few applications are running simultaneously, the Pre Plus is capable of having significantly more cards (e.g. applications) open simultaneously, and will offer an overall faster experience.
  • Mobile Hotspot: For an additional monthly fee, the Pre Plus is capable of acting as a mobile hotspot — allowing up to five WiFi-equipped devices to share the Pre Plus’ 3G internet connection.  The original Pre is not equipped to serve as a mobile WiFi router.
  • Storage Space: With 16Gb of built-in storage space, the Pre Plus is capable of storing twice as much data (music, photos, video, etc.) as the original Pre for Sprint.
  • Design: From the outside, the Pre and Pre Plus look virtually identical with the exception of a touch sensitive area in place of the silver touch ball found on the original Pre.  The Pre Plus also comes with the matte back cover found in the Palm Touchstone Charging Kit instead of the Pre’s glossy back cover.

Side-By-Side Comparison

Palm Pre Palm Pre Plus
Palm Pre (Sprint) Palm Pre Plus (Verizon)
Shop Now Shop Now
Interface - -
Operating System Palm webOS Palm webOS
Display 3.1″, 320 x 480 Pixels 3.1″, 320 x 480 Pixels
Video Overview Watch Watch
Wireless Capabilities
3G Capable Yes Yes
Global Roaming No No
WiFi Yes Yes
Mobile Hotspot No Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Voice-dialing Yes Yes
Messaging Capabilities
IM Yes Yes
Text Yes Yes
Video Yes Yes
Mobile Email Yes Yes
Outlook Support Yes Yes
View MS Office Attachments Yes Yes
Web Browser Yes Yes
Camera Megapixels 3.0 3.0
Apps Palm App Catalog Palm App Catalog
Video Yes Yes
Music Options Yes Yes
Memory Capacity 8GB built-in memory (not upgradeable) 16GB built-in memory (not upgradeable)
Keyboard Physical QWERTY Physical QWERTY
Removable Battery Yes Yes
Weight 4.8 oz 4.9 oz
Dimensions 3.9″ x 2.3″ x 0.7″ 3.9″ x 2.3″ x 0.7″
Wirefly’s Price (as of publish date) $99.99 $69.99

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