Palm’s webOS-running duo has finally made its way over to Big Red after an exclusive stint on Sprint’s network. Securing a prestigious “Plus” following their names, Verizon Wireless’ Pre and Pixi Plus boast a few new features that would make their Sprint cousins jealous. But just how does Verizon’s pair stack up against each other?
Form factor aside, the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus are similar in more ways than not. Both phones have the very same software capabilities — with a full range of email support and impressive multitasking abilities. Verizon’s webOS duo are also both armed with WiFi and GPS, and have a similarly functional QWERTY keyboard as well as Palm’s mobile WiFi hotspot capabilities.
Where the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus differ most significantly is in the realm of storage space and RAM. The Pre Plus is equipped with 16GB of on-board storage, while the Pixi Plus has half the Pre’s capacity with only 8GB. With 512MB of RAM, the Pre Plus has double the RAM of the Pixi Plus (256MB) — allowing the Pre Plus to have more applications open at the same time and also allowing for a faster and smoother multitasking experience.
For a more in depth look at how the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus stack up against each other, step into our Wirefly Schmack Down ring [video at right].
|Palm Pre Plus||Palm Pixi Plus|
|Screen||3.1-inch, Capacitive touch, 320×480 Resolution||2.63-inch, Capacitive touch, 320×400 Resolution|
|Keyboard||Physical QWERTY||Physical QWERTY|
|Applications Available||Palm App Catalog||Palm App Catalog|
|Palm mobile hotspot||YES||YES|
|Music Options||MP3 (and other formats)||MP3 (and other formats)|
|Memory Card Slot||No (16GB on-board memory)||No (8GB on-board memory)|
|Network||EV-DO Rev. A||EV-DO Rev. A|
|Top Data Speed||3G||3G|
|Weight||4.89 oz.||3.26 oz.|
|Dimensions||3.9″ x 2.3″ x 0.67″||4.37″ x 2.17″ x .43″|
|Price||$99.99 after instant discount with a new Verizon Wireless account||FREE after instant discount with a new Verizon Wireless account|
|Service Plans (unlimited)||Verizon: $119.98 – voice, data, and messaging||Verizon: $119.98 – voice, data, and messaging|
|Total Cost over 24 months (excludes taxes)||Verizon: $2979.51||Verizon: $2879.52|
*Productivity Apps include, but are not limited to, mobile banking, instant messenger, shopping, ReCall and TurboPasswords.
++Entertainment Apps include, but are not limited to, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Pandora Radio, YouTube, Need for Speed and Fandango.
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