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Palm Pixi Plus (Verizon Wireless)

Palm Pixi Plus (Verizon Wireless)
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Palm Pre (Sprint)

Palm Pre (Sprint)
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Palm Pre Plus (Verizon Wireless)

Palm Pre Plus (Verizon Wireless)
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Samsung Galaxy S III - 16GB - pebble blue (T-Mobile)

Samsung Galaxy S III - 16GB - pebble blue (T-Mobile)
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Price $48 to $59 at 2 stores $54 at 1 store $39 to $69 at 2 stores $49 to $464 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 34 reviews 3.0 stars out of 491 reviews 3.5 stars out of 150 reviews 3.0 stars out of 130 reviews
Release date January 25, 2010 June 06, 2009 January 07, 2010 June 21, 2012
The Bottom Line While not a major overhaul, the Palm Pixi Plus adds built-in Wi-Fi and gives customers making the jump from a feature phone to a smartphone even more functionality without breaking the bank. Despite some missing features and performance issues that make it less than ideal for on-the-go professionals, the Palm Pre offers gadget lovers and consumers well-integrated features and unparalleled multitasking capabilities. The hardware could be better, but more importantly, Palm has developed a solid OS that not only rivals the competition but also sets a new standard in the way smartphones handle tasks and manage information. The Palm Pre Plus earns its place as the top WebOS device, improving on the Pre with a better design and performance, and upgraded features. Verizon customers looking for a versatile smartphone to balance their personal and work lives will be well-served by the Pre Plus. Pumped with high-performing hardware and creative software features, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is an excellent, top-end phone that's neck and neck with the HTC One X.

Basic specs

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 0.43 W/Kg
Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
CDMA2000 1X
CDMA2000 1X
GSM / HSDPA
Weight 3.3 oz
4.8 oz
4.9 oz
4.7 oz
Talk time Up to 312 min
Info unavailable Up to 330 min
Info unavailable
Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Info unavailable
Service Provider Verizon Wireless
Sprint Nextel
Verizon Wireless
T-Mobile
Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
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