Palm Voice pops up on Verizon Wireless mystery subdomain sporting LTE
We don't quite know what to make of this, but a couple enterprising readers have discovered both an interesting product page on an interesting subdomain on verizonwireless.com. The product is listed alternately as the Palm Voice Test and the Palm LTE Voice and lives on the subdomain "testman" - a reference to the "Can you hear me now" guy. Switching to www makes the product page go away. Other than the intriguing references to Verizon's 4G LTE network and the name, the Palm Voice page specs look to be identical to the no-longer-avaiable Palm Pre Plus on Verizon. Finally, the Palm Voice's product ID in the URL seems to indicate it's fairly new (and it doesn't match what the old Pre Plus product ID was, either).
In other words: we have no idea what this is, but the whisper of a hope that Palm is close to releasing a 4G LTE phone is enough to have us put this "Palm Voice" out there. If anybody can shed more light on this, you know where to find us.
Update: The page has been taken down. Engadget speculates that the language on the page suggests both different 4G data plans and the possibility that this could be the first phone to make phone calls over LTE - the phones announced at CES use LTE for data and CDMA for voice.
Update 2: Techcrunch adds some color around what's going on here. Short version: don't read too much into the "Palm Voice" name, but the possibility of an LTE webOS device is certainly still in play.