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Great first-time smartphone


Jun 14, 2010 by danoklas

I'd been looking for awhile for a smartphone that would really work for my wife. I didn't want a high-end device with all the amazing features that she has no use for but really sound great at the big conventions... just a basic smartphone with an easy-to-use OS. She absolutely LOVES her Pixi Plus.

- WebOS really is awesome!
- Serious Multitasking!
- Small and light
- Touch-screen is easy to use
- All the features you'd expect
- Priced right

- App market still a little sparse.

Other notes....

WebOS - really is a great OS. Too bad Palm didn't do a better job marketing this. It's incredibly easy to learn and use.

Screen - Specs seem a bit low (small and 18-bit), but you really don't notice. WebOS makes great use of the size and color.

Keyboard - also looks cramped, but I haven't had a single problem with it. Seems to function well.

Battery Life - Typical for a touch-screen, Wifi, Bluetooth and GPS smartphone... keep a charger close.

Processor - while some professional reviews have complained about the slower processor, I think many of them are judging an entry-level smartphone based on power-user needs. In our short-time with this phone the processor seems well matched for a mid-light user's needs.

Would we recommend... absolutely. Me and my HTC Fuze are jealous.

I'm in love!


Apr 9, 2011 by Britbratxxnicole

This phone is great! The software is so simple and easy to learn, but can do so much!

It's a little slow at times, but nothing to really complain about. That's what I get for choosing this over the Pre!

The flash is nice and bright, and it takes better pictures than my digital camera sometimes!

The only real complaint I have about is the rubberish stuff on the back is peeling off, but nothing a case can't fix.

Not Sure What To Think


Jun 25, 2010 by STLchick

I went from the Palm Centro to the Palm Pixi Plus. Wow - what a change! I've had the Palm Pixi Plus for a week, and it took some time to get acclimated to the changes. I'm a little discouraged that I am unable to end a phone call using the keypad, and maybe that's old-school thinking, but this screen does not always want to come up when it's supposed to so ending calls is almost impossible for me sometimes after leaving a voicemail or getting a busy signal on the other end. The keys are easy to use for texting though, and I am impressed with the resolution of the camera.
Given I have only had this phone a week, it's been hardly used, and it's already got a glitchy screen issue, I'm a little apprehensive to think this phone could handle a 'two year commitment' that most carriers require. This was as insurance replacement, so this one will probably be going back, and I'm not 100% broken hearted about it.
Pros: Good camera (resolution) w/ flash
Easy of typing
I can hear people well on this phone,
so sound isn't an issue.
Ringtones simply added by transferring
any MP3 via a data cable
Calendar fairly user
friendly,but not with any palm
software. (This is a major downfall
for me though. I wanted to transfer
with a data cable, NOT wirelessly. It
wasn't an option without purchasing
add'l software, which I think is
Cons: Cannot end a call with keypad, and user guide is very vague when I've needed troubleshooting tips, etc.
Screen has been glitchy from day one - and it's not because of low battery life. Even at 88% it was acting stupid by not being responsive.

so close ...


Jun 7, 2010 by xgrep

Been waiting for this forever:

PalmOS compatible phone
"candy bar" form factor

Finally ... my dream phone is here. One small problem: no UMTS 2100. Might as well have dropped GSM 900 and 1800 as well. iPhone managed to get all the bands, and so does Nokia.

I almost ordered this 10 minutes ago. Now I'm not sure.

Pros: as above

Cons (aside from no UMTS 2100):

Well, I don't actually like such a thin phone, but could live with it.

Screen is a bit small.

Keyboard buttons not the most comfortable to use (and my fingers aren't very big).

May still get it, but have to think about this a bit more.

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