Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Palm Pre Plus on tap for CES?

updated 08:05 am EST, Fri December 18, 2009

Verizon to get upgraded Palm, Moto Devour

One of Verizon's first webOS phones will be a direct upgrade to the Pre if a leak is accurate. The company's internal systems reportedly show a "Palm Pre Plus" without supplying further details. What it would involve isn't clear, but the badge suggests a similar design and that upgrades are most likely to revolve around more storage or better performance.

The tip to Phone Arena is the first to directly point to a new Palm model outside of Sprint and backs up a report of advance Verizon training for webOS as a platform. The carrier is also rumored to be receiving a Wi-Fi equipped Pixi and appears to be committing to Palm in a significant way. Both phones could be critical for the smartphone maker as its lack of carrier choices, combined with competition from the iPhone, has led to declining sales even compared to its pre-webOS days.

Palm is slated to hold a keynote at CES and may use the gathering to launch one or more new phones destined for Verizon.

Simultaneously, the same sources also point to the carrier adding the Motorola Devour. Also known as the Calgary, it's considered a low-end alternative to the Droid that will use a simpler 3-megapixel camera and a smaller screen. It should nonetheless run Android 2.1 and will be one of Motorola's first phones to use its customized MOTOBLUR interface with a version of Android later than 1.5.

Lastly, LG's VS750 should be Verizon's first smartphone from the Korean company and should be a slim Windows Mobile 6.5 phone with dual-mode (CDMA and GSM) networking. It's not likely to launch in the near future but has appeared in a Bluetooth SIG filing.

Motorola Devour (Calgary) (via BGR)



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Blue's Mikey Digital

Blue Microphones, a company that makes some of the most popular digital USB microphones among podcasters and musicians, has for some t ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News