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Cell Phone Comparisons
Palm Pre Plus vs. Palm Pixi Plus [video and comparison chart]

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January 29th, 2010

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By Ari Driessen
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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
Palm Pre Plus Palm Pixi Plus
Shop Now Shop Now
Camera 3-megapixels 2-megapixels
RAM 512MB 256MB
Screen 3.1-inch, Capacitive touch, 320×480 Resolution 2.63-inch, Capacitive touch, 320×400 Resolution
WiFi YES YES
Keyboard Physical QWERTY Physical QWERTY
Applications Available Palm App Catalog Palm App Catalog
Palm mobile hotspot YES YES
GPS YES YES
Voice-dialing NO NO
Music Options MP3 (and other formats) MP3 (and other formats)
Memory Card Slot No (16GB on-board memory) No (8GB on-board memory)
Removable Battery YES YES
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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Related posts:

  1. Palm Pixi: Full Video Review
  2. Short Video Preview of Palm Pixi
  3. Palm Pre and Pixi Plus Officially Slide onto Verizon
  4. Palm Pixi Unboxing & Hands-on

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