Palm Pixi Plus review

Does the Palm Pixi have something to offer business users or is it just a pretty face? We find out in this review.

Note there's no support for Flash content of any kind either.

Finally, the camera is disappointing, with decent colours and responsive operation but a fixed focus lens and lowly resolution of just two megapixels; photos are a little soft and fuzzy as a result. It does shoot video, though, at a reasonable 640 x 480, and the basic clip trimming tools are extremely easy to use.

But, even if you can get past all that, the paltry selection of apps available to the Pixi Plus is likely to put you off. Compared to the Android Market's selection or the vast repository that is Apple's App Store, the official Palm App Catalog is way down on numbers - we counted fewer than 1,400 at the time of writing.

The Pixi Plus, as with the Palm Pre before it, is a likeable phone. It's very easy to use, browses the web effectively, is lightweight, and has some potential as a business handset too.

But with battery life this poor, and so many other small problems, you'd have to like it an awful lot to even contemplate buying one. The fact that it's so expensive - a free phone starting at 30 per month hammers the final nail in its coffin.


A pretty little phone with some good features for businesses and surprisingly competent web browsing, but poor battery life and a high price sours its otherwise demure appearance.

Connectivity: GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSPA 850/1900/2100 Display: 320 x 400 pixels OS: Palm webOS Camera: 2 megapixels, with LED flash GPS: A-GPS Processor: 600 MHz processor Wi-Fi: 802.11bg Dimensions:56 x 10.9 x 112mm Weight: 94g Battery: Li-Ion (capacity not stated)

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