Palm Pre Release on AT&T Due May 16th
Following up from yesterday's report of the first hands-on impressions of the new AT&T Pre Plus, the device's release date has been reported courtesy of an anonymous tipster to Engadget. GSM WebOS fans will finally get the opportunity to officially purchase a Pre Plus starting May 16th.
In addition to the release date, a few additional details have been confirmed. First of all, the free mobile hotspot feature currently being offered by Verizon Wireless is nowhere to be found on the AT&T Pre Plus. As a small concession, however, the devices will let users hop onto AT&T's nationwide wi-fi hotspot locations at no additional charge.
Interestingly enough, neither the Engadget article nor the leaked AT&T document indicate that the Pixi Plus will be available alongside its more powerful sibling. It is not clear at this time if the devices will be released around the same time.
The announced pricing for the AT&T Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus is $149.99 and $49.99, respectively, with a two-year service agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate.