Verizon cuts Palm Pre, Pixi Plus prices

(AP) -- Verizon Wireless is cutting the prices for Palm's Pre Plus and Pixi Plus smart phones and offering free access to a Wi-Fi service that lets the phones deliver Internet access to other kinds of devices - such as Apple's ...

Palm losing pace with Pre Plus

When Palm launched the Pre smartphone last June, I considered it a close second to the iPhone in the race for best smartphone on the market.

Palm to release cheaper sibling of Pre smart phone

(AP) -- Palm Inc., which revitalized its product line with the Pre smart phone launch in June, is hoping to keep momentum going with the release of a lighter, cheaper handset called the Pixi.

Wireless innovation faces roadblocks

Sometimes you can recognize a revolutionary upheaval only in hindsight. You look back years later and think, "Oh yes, that was the moment when everything began to change. And we hardly even noticed at the time."

Apple disables iTunes sync feature on Palm Pre

(AP) -- Apple Inc. has shut down one of the most compelling features on Palm Inc.'s rival Pre smart phone, crippling the Pre's ability to act like an iPod.

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Palm Pre

The Palm Pre (styled palm prē, pronounced as the English prefix pre, /priː/, known internally as the Castle) is a multimedia smartphone designed and marketed by Palm, Inc. with a multi-touch screen and a sliding keyboard. The phone was launched on June 6, 2009, and is the first to use Palm's new Linux-based operating system, webOS. The Pre functions as a camera phone, a portable media player, a GPS navigator, and an Internet client (with text messaging, email, web browsing, and local Wi-Fi connectivity).

The Pre has received very positive reviews from technology critics, winning CNET's Best in Show, Best in Category: Cell Phones & Smartphones, and People's Voice for 2009.

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