After a much anticipated wait Palm finally announced that their top two mobile phones will be coming to the AT&T network. The Pre Plus and Pixi Plus will be making their way to AT&T’s network in the “coming months.” These are two of the best phones that Palm has to offer and is surely to excite all AT&T customers.
The Pre Plus will be similarly equipped to its Verizon counterpart and will come with 16GB of storage, GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1. The Pixi will be very similar as well as it is expected to have 8GB of storage, GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1. Both devices are expected to support AT&T’s new address book service as a synergy sync option and will have free auto-conntect access to the carrier’s WiFi +20,000 hotspots. These devices are also set to come in a variety of colors including a blue back plate in addition to the standard black and other swapable colors.
Both of these devices appear to be pretty affordable for most consumers. The Pre Plus is expected to be available for $149.99 and the Pixi Plus at a deep discount of $49.99 (with a $100 mail in rebate and two year contract.) The official announcement of these two Palm phones being available on the AT&T network is expected to take place this week at the US’s largest wireless convention, CTIA.
Hopefully at the CTIA convention we will get a more concrete time frame for these mobile devices to be rolled out. Right now they are set to be released in the “coming months.” Here is to hoping that those “coming months” are much shorter than we think they will be. It will also be interesting to see what kind of affect moving to the AT&T network will have on Palm. I expect this will be a great business decision and dramatically increase their sales.