- Size (LWH): 4.37 inches, 0.43 inches, 2.17 inches
- Weight: 3.2 ounces
Palm Pixi Plus GSM with WebOS, Touch Screen, 2 MP Camera and Wi-Fi - Unlocked Phone - US Warranty - Black
- This unlocked cell phone is compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Not all carrier features may be supported.
- 3G-enabled smartphone with intuitive Palm webOS platform, touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard, easy integration with Google, Facebook, LinkedIn
- Compatible with AT&T Navigator GPS turn-by-turn directions; free access to over 20,000 AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide
- 8 GB internal memory; 2-megapixel camera/camcorder; Bluetooth stereo music streaming; Wi-Fi-enabled
- Up to 5.5 hours of talk time, up to 350 hours (14.5 days) of standby time
- It will not work with CDMA carriers like Verizon Wireless, Alltel and Sprint
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I've had this phone for just over a week and here are my main issues:
The first thing the phone requires you do to is to set up an Palm profile. The phone will automatically connect to 3G and uses data to do this. The phone also frequently checks for updates and if you set up your email through the phone it'll frequently check in to give you up to date emails. I bet these are neat features if you have an unlimited data plan, but if you have anything less than unlimited you should be aware of the frequent updates and backups that will drain your data and cause you to go over. This is apparently a common problem with AT&T. You can turn off 3G and set the phone to wifi which is what I've done.
You can't sent alarms to go off on custom days. You can only choose ring once, daily, weekdays or weekends. In the end you have find an alarm app that will allow you to set custom days if you have any needs for custom alarms like I do.
The alarm sometimes won't go off but will only vibrate, even when you have it set to make a sound. If you hit snooze the alarm does not sound when it goes off again but will vibrate only.
When the alarm is set the alarm notification shows up at the bottom right of your screen, rather than the top left, like every other phone I've ever had, so you have to know where to look.Read more ›
I got this item for $81, and it arrived the NEXT DAY with my amazon prime account. For that price, where else are you going to get an unlocked smartphone with a 600 mhz processor, 8 gb internal storage, 256 mb ram, and capacitive touch screen? Granted, the camera is lacking and the screen is on the small side, but for the price, who cares. Battery life is average; it went from 92 to 88 percent overnight, and 88 to 76 after 4 hours of moderate use (texting, brief browsing over wifi).
Just Bought another after giving one to my sister and my SE Xperia X10 crashed (Not a phone I would recommend...) For those wishing to use this phone without a data plan (Like Me), here is the parent site for activation bypass:
pros: It has a fairly responsive touchscreen and a qwerty keyboard. It's pretty thin. Cheapest in it's category. WiFi
cons: Only supports up to WebOS 1.4.5 because of the old hardware. DOES NOT come with data cable. Does not have its own manual, instead it's packaged with the non "plus" model's manual, which happens to be CDMA, a major difference.
Comments: Te phone it worth it, the old WebOS thing is a non issue since most new software is probably too resource hungry, in any case it's still better than a non-smartphone, and if you actually NEED a smartphone you should probably go for something with android or windows, for example. The packaging was crunched up when received, meaning that it served it's purpose in protecting the sweet sweet innards of the package. USB cable was absent, camera is so-so but better than nothing.
tip: DO NOT format (erase all data) this device or else you'll have to jump some loops to make it work again. You'll either need a data plan to create an Palm/HP account, or use some Palm/HP software to bypass this. You DO NOT need a data plan for these phones, you just need to bypass the requirement. Just don't ask your carrier ;)
CLARIFICATION: US Companies like to force data plans on any phone that has smartphone capabilities. My review was from an international perspective. I know not many people will be buying this model soon, but I'd like to clarify that I wasn't aware of this unethical practice. In the rest of the world, phone companies will pressure you into a data plan, but they won't force it on you.
Multi-touch screen with 320x400 resolution;
Full QWERT keyboard;
Camera with flash (though only 200M pixels);
Very cheap price.
Keyboard button maybe too small for some people, but when considering the small size of the phone itself, it's not a problem.
So here comes the important part of my review. I will make it clear if you're confused with the reviews regarding of the activation of the phone.
THIS PHONE IS UNLOCKED!
However, to use the phone, you need to go through the activation process. There're two ways to do this. DO NOT try to activate the phone before you finish reading my review.
Method 1: Using activation-by-pass tool provided by HP.
I don't think I can post a web link here, but you can search "Developing on an Unactivated Device" on google to get the official description of the tool from HP. But when you follow the instruction of the web page, please notice that the method to go into recovery mode for palm pixi is a little bit different with other webos devices. Here's the correct way to get into recovery mode for pixi:
(1). Turn off the phone;
(2). Take out the battery and re-insert it;
(3). Plug the charger into an AC outlet, but DO NOT plug the other side into the phone yet!
(4). Press down the Volume up button, without releasing the volume up button, plug in the USB cable into the phone;
(5). DO NOT release the volume up button until you see a USB logo on the screen.
(6). Unplug the USB cable from the AC charger, and plug it into your PC.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
what happened to Palm; could never get to using this phone outside of the USA even thought it was unlocked! Bought it back few years ago and never used it.Published 5 months ago by S. Kone
This was a great deal. You could easily multitask, I had little problems with the phone other than that the battery drained easily.Published 6 months ago by sandra ortiz
Retired these recently a good phone, just really obsolete now.Published 9 months ago by Charles Pratt
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