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GSM Pre, Pixi Plus Spotted on Industry Canada 11

by Dieter Bohn Mon, 18 Jan 2010 10:28 am EST

Scaredy over at HoFo took a look around Industry Canada's Certification and Engineering pages and found a couple new approved devices. First and most interesting: the P121EWW - that's the CDMA Palm Pixi Plus to you - cropped up back on December 14th, WiFi and all. Both join the standard CDMA Palm Pre and the original CDMA Pixi, already in the system.

Second and also interesting, the GSM variant of the Palm Pre was also approved - the P100UNA on December 2nd, to be exact.

If the above devices to appear on carriers in Canada and aren't just up on IC for approved roaming purposes, it does sort to throw the clean division of webOS devices off-kilter. We know plenty of Canadians who would prefer a GSM Pre to the CDMA one that's currently offered on Bell. As for the CDMA, WiFi-enabled Pixi Plus - we suspect Bell customers will be pleased, Sprint customers miffed, and Verizon customers nonplussed that big V's exclusive is apparently US-only.

Thanks to Kyle for the tip!



When is CTIA 2010 ?

No GSM Pre Plus? :(

We will probably have to wait for AT&T to make their announcement before that comes out.

I love my pre and even the sprint service, but sure do miss being able to use data while I am on a call. Or more acurately being able take a call while using data. I'll be surfing on my pre and get a new voicemail where as on my iphone the call just came through. Multitasking is nice, but because of the cdma way of handling data the one thing that is most important to multitask (calls) doesn't work near as well as on a gsm carrier

I don't know why Verizon (or their customers) would be nonplussed as SFR has claimed since CES that they will get the plus versions (of both phones). See You don't need to understand french, just read the headline..

Palm on the other hand, in their normal US-centric (instead of market-centric) way doesn't even have a pressrelease on their cooperation with SFR.

The Plus version needs to be updated on their page then:

Yes, it would be good with a confirmation from Palm but besides the image they are very careful not to mention what webos devices are coming to SFR or when.. and the image is nit what I would call conclusive or clear communication from Palm.

I'm fine with not getting a plus, what I want is...

the app catalogue. Please...

This doesn't really mean anything. IC REL generally just mirrors the FCC, as when Palm submits applications via the labs, they submit for both FCC and IC.

In that list it lists the T850UNA (GSM version of the Treo Pro), which was never sold in Canada (Bell/Telus only carried the CDMA version), they are just approved for use.

This is good news, I already have my Pre but getting a GSM version up here as well as the Pixi is all good news. Get it to more people, expand the userbase and whatnot.


I hope this rumor is true. I've had this Treo for too long. :P