At CES Palm announced the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus, both of which will be coming exclusively to Verizon on January 25.
The Pre Plus has twice the internal RAM and storage and comes with the inductive charging back cover by default. The Pixi Plus now has Wi-Fi and has more colors for the back covers, which are all capable of inductive charging. Both devices have lost their navigation buttons on the front.
Both the Pixi Plus and the Pre Plus will come with a mobile hotspot app that lets users turn their device into a Wi-Fi hotspot that uses Verizon’s 3G network.
Ars Technica has a great rundown of Palm’s other announcements at CES, including their native plug-in development kit and that they are opening up their developer program to everyone.
As a side note: AT&T announced that they will be launching two webOS based devices this year. They haven’t announced what devices they’ll be getting but it will certainly be some variant of the Pre and Pixi.
12/20/09: Palm’s CES Announcement
10/18/09: Verizon to Get Palm Pre ‘Early Next Year’
5/27/09: AT&T to get WebOS and Android Based Devices This Year
Update 1/15/10: A Phone Arena “tipster” has told them that the Pre Plus will cost $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and the Pixi Plus will cost $99.99 after mail in rebate. This is clearly a rumor — this tipster could have pulled that number out of thin air – but it isn’t too far off from what one would expect a device like this to cost.