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10

Sep

2009

Samsung Rogue, Intensity Released for Verizon

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Samsung Rogue, Intensity Released for VerizonVerizon Wireless, largest U.S. wireless provider, today released the Samsung Rogue and Intensity — two new messaging phones with access to Facebook and Twitter.

The Basking Ridge, N.J.-based carrier said the Rogue has a touch display and slide-out QWERTY keyboard for optimized text messaging.

The handset comes with threaded messaging and access to popular social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube and Photobucket.

The Intensity features threaded text, picture and voice messaging, instant messaging and mobile email.

Verizon also introduced two new data plans — 25MB for $10 a month and 75MB for $20 a month.

The Samsung Rogue and Intensity costs $100 and $30, respectively, with a new two-year contract.

 

10

Sep

2009

Sprint Sells Palm Pre for $100

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Sprint Sells Palm Pre for $100

Sprint is selling the Palm Pre for $100 — a 50 percent price cut — in hopes of luring customers from rival service providers.

The Overland Park, Kan.-based company said new customers who purchase the Pre and sign a two-year contract will receive a special $100 service credit.

The deal, which ends on October 31, only applies to new subscribers coming over from another carrier.

The company said the credit will be added to subscriber invoices over a three-month period.

Sprint, the only U.S. carrier to offer the Pre, started to sell it in June for $200.

UPDATE: Sprint has decided to cancel its service credit promotion. “After further internal review today, the offer of a port-in service credit of $100 to new customers who buy the Palm Pre has been pulled, because it was put into the system in error,” said Sprint in a statement.

The company said it will honor its obligation to anyone who purchased a Pre during the brief window in which this offer was open.

 

9

Sep

2009

Palm Unveils Pixi for Sprint, Cheaper Sibling of Pre

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Palm Pixi Phone (Sprint)

Palm today announced the Pixi, a lighter, lower-priced smartphone in the same family as its popular Palm Pre smartphone.

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company said it will start selling the Pixi through Sprint, the exclusive carrier of the Pre, during the holiday season.

“The combination of announcing a new device and changing the price on the Pre show we’re aggressively pursuing new customers to get them accessing the WebOS experience,” said Katie Mitic, Palm’s senior vice president of product marketing.

The Pixi, running Palm’s latest WebOS software, is the company’s second attempt to lure consumers away from Apple’s iPhone and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry devices in the fast-growing smartphone market.

The Pixi is longer, slimmer and lighter than the Pre and instead of a center key, comes with a touch-sensitive bar located between the screen and keyboard.

It also features a touch screen, QWERTY keyboard, 2.0-megapixel camera, music player, dual speakers and 8GB of built-in memory — but not Wi-Fi.
Palm said the Pixi will launch in the holiday season and that the price would be revealed later.