Verizon Showcases Palm Pre Plus, Palm Pixi Plus in Summer Catalog

Verizon’s summer catalog has been leaked and it’s good to see that Big Red is still committed to promoting Palm’s dynamic duo. Both the Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus are prominently featured next to Motorola’s Droid tandem and a duo of Blackberry devices. With the free mobile hot spot, Verizon’s Palm webOS phones still represent one of the best values in wireless.

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Verizon offering 5GB Mobile Hotspot free, hardware pricing the same

PreCentral noticed that Verizon is now offering the Mobile Hotspot plan, which allows you to tether up to 5 devices, for free. Mobile Hotspot was one of the major differentiators between the Pre Plus and pretty much any phone on the market. With Mobile Hotspot, you can tether your laptop or the soon to be released iPad and connect to the Internet using your 3G connection. The plans were priced at $40, so we’re a bit skeptical upon seeing the price of free.

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We’re not seeing any confirmation of price drops on the Palm Pre Plus. Verizon might be engaged in daily sales promotions or perhaps the promotional pricing is regional. As of this morning, we’re seeing $149.99 and BOGO is still in effect.

UPDATE: It look like it took some time for pricing to hit their entire ordering system. Prices on the Palm Pre Plus have been slashed to $49.99. The Palm Pixi Plus is now $29.99.

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Before you fire up Mobile Hotspot or add it to your plan, we’d suggest a quick call to Verizon.

Is MyTether a Black-Eye for Homebrew?

Last week, myTether released an update to their application that added support for Verizon’s new Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus. For those unfamiliar with the app, it allows you to utilize your Palm Pre Plus or Palm Pixi Plus as a wireless modem, allowing you to use your webOS device to connect a laptop to the Internet.

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