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Palm Pre Plus headed to O2?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Mar 2010 19:01 User comments (1)

Palm Pre Plus headed to O2? Tracy&Matt is reporting today that struggling smartphone maker Palm may be offering the Palm Pre Plus (and the Pixi Plus) via O2 in the UK.
They site received a message from a "credible tipster" which reads as follows:

O2 are following up the Palm Pre with the Palm Pre Plus and the Pixi Plus. The Pixi is new to the UK having a fixed qwerty keyboard like the RIM devices it shares the 8Gb storage of the original Pre but with a shortened display of 320 x 400 dropping 80 lines from the Pre. The Pixi Processor is a Qualcomm instead if the Omap of the Pre, albeit running at the same clock speed. The Palm Pre Plus is like the original Pre but without the centre button and comes with the matt TouchStone enabled back previously having to be purchased separately allowing the wireless charging of the phone on the induction TouchStone charger. The Pre Plus has 16Gb of storage and a double the ram also. The build quality is said to be better than the original Pre with the keyboard being much more responsive with a definite click. In tests it has been seen to run 50 apps at the same time. The expected launch date is April 2010 shortly after the App Catalogue comes out of Beta for European users allowing access for paid applications.

Earlier today, Palm's shares took a giant hit after the company posted a loss of 61 cents a share, outdoing the expected 43 cents a share loss expected by analysts. After the earnings, two analysts downgraded the stock to "sell" from "neutral/hold" and added a price target of $0, implying they believe the company will be bankrupt within 12 months.

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121.3.2010 22:21

so badly do i want this, and probably will buy it, but ill have to sell my current pre for it.

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