Written on 4/13/2010 03:08:00 PM by poison_ivy
Well, well, look here. Palm has just announced that their newest WebOS phones: the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus will be available on O2 and Vodafone Germany come April 28th.
The original Palm Pre was first made available in Europe through O2 Germany and according to Palm, the latter was a very popular phone in the country so I guess its only natural that the company partners again with O2 but this time, it's not going exclusive as it will also make their latest mobile phones available to Vodafone Germany as well.
Considering that there are a lot of rumors of Palm selling its company, it's only natural that they try to market their mobile phones to as many networks as possible to up their stocks. Hopefully, the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus will see better sales in Europe with two of the largest mobile networks offering it.
So, will we see a UK launch soon? I'll give it a month before its available here and again, let's hope that Palm doesn't make the mistake of making it exclusive to O2 as the original Pre has very dismal sales under O2 UK.
Full Press Release Below:
Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus Available Soon for o2 and Vodafone Customers in Germany
MUNICH, Apr 13, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Palm, Inc. (NASDAQ:PALM) today announced that the Palm(R) Pre(TM) Plus and Palm Pixi(TM) Plus phones will be available in Germany on both o2 and Vodafone on April 28.
"Following the success of the Palm Pre in Germany, we are excited to bring Pre Plus and Pixi Plus to the market for both o2 and Vodafone customers," said Jon Rubinstein, Palm chairman and chief executive officer. "With the choice of these two new Palm webOS phones, customers across Germany can stay connected so they never miss a thing."
With a slider keyboard, a larger touchscreen and a high-performance processor, Pre Plus is Palm's full-featured Palm webOS(TM) phone. It's designed for people who want an easy-to-use phone with advanced features to help manage the different aspects of their lives, both personal and professional. The keyboard makes for quick and easy typing, while the unique gesture area provides a sleek look and intuitive navigation. Customers also get 16GB(1) of storage (~15GB user available) for applications and media. Pre Plus comes with the Palm Touchstone(TM) Back Cover, so it's compatible out of the box with the revolutionary inductive Touchstone Charging Dock (sold separately).
As Palm's thinnest phone to date, Pixi Plus fits easily in your hand or pocket and offers a host of powerful features. It's great for social communicators and first-time smartphone buyers who want an affordable phone with a full QWERTZ keyboard instantly accessible for messaging and web content. With the color Palm Pixi Touchstone Back Covers and the Palm Pixi Artist Series Back Covers, which are compatible with the Touchstone Charging Dock, you can easily switch covers to suit your mood and style (all will be sold separately at www.palm.com/de).
Both phones offer o2 and Vodafone customers greater flexibility for access to the Internet with Wi-Fi. In addition, the Palm mobile hotspot, a webOS app that can be downloaded from the Palm App Catalog, enables Pre Plus or Pixi Plus to act as a mobile Wi-Fi router.(2) Customers can share wireless Internet connectivity with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as notebooks, gaming devices and portable media players.
Pre Plus and Pixi Plus showcase the defining features of Palm webOS, including the ability to run multiple applications simultaneously and easily move between them; the power of Palm Synergy(TM), which brings customers' information from the many places it resides into a single, more comprehensive view; unobtrusive notifications; and universal search.(3) Palm webOS also has a unique model of over-the-air software updates that delivers new features and performance improvements directly to a user's phone. Past updates have included support for 3D games and video recording, allowing webOS customers to use their phones in fun, new ways.
A significant advantage of Palm webOS applications is that they can be integrated into the core webOS experience, including linked contacts, layered calendars, notifications and GPS, providing a rich catalog of innovative and unique offerings for Palm webOS users. The growing Palm App Catalog offers some of the best apps in the market, such as rich 3D games like "Need for Speed(TM) Undercover" and "Guitar Hero."
A complete list of features and specifications for each phone is available at www.palm.com.