Verizon Palm Pixie passes FCC? 2010 launch all but confirmed?

by Mike
Posted December 13th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

pixiePalm has had a rather tough time so far getting webOS off the ground. The Pre has more or less done pretty good though it’s short of what I’d call a blow out success. Still, Palm still has some fight (or is it just reflexes on a dead carcass now…?) left in them. The Palm Pixie isn’t as high end as the Pre, but it’s purpose in life isn’t to steal the hearts and minds of the high end market. The Pixie is meant to bring up the bottom end — to usher in droves of new users who may not have had a smartphone before.

So far Sprint is the only US carrier to get in on the webOS action. But a new FCC filing shows a new CDMA Pixie complete with WiFi pushing it’s way into the forefront of our minds and hopefully hands with an early 2010 release — on Verizon.

Verizon has already mentioned on many occasions through various channels that they’d like to bring webOS to their network. The Pre was a hot item at launch with Verizon boasting that Sprint’s exclusive wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. Sprint cracked back saying VZW wasn’t coming anywhere near their webOS exclusive. For the Pre that may be true, but the Pixie is a completely different ball game.

Speculation aside, a new Pixie variant coming down the pipeline coupled with Verizon’s previous claims stating their intentions, we can only assume an early 2010 release for the Pixie. If I were to pick up a webOS device, it would be the Pre hands down. The Pixie form factor is just so so for me. But everyone is different. Which would you take: Pixie or Pre? VZW users, are you stoked?

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