After I posted my review of the Palm Pre Plus the local Verizon representative reached out to me and asked if I wanted to try another unit in case the first one had hardware issues. I now have another Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus to evaluate for a couple of weeks and will post an update a bit later. Yesterday, Palm released the highly anticipated webOS 1.4 update that they showed off at CES in January. However, the release was for the Sprint Palm Pre and Pixi and has not yet come to Verizon customers with the newest devices.
For webOS news I always hit up PreCentral.net and of course they already have several articles up covering the update, including the full changelog for Sprint customers. As you can see this update is significant and includes a ton of improvements and even new features such as video recording, editing and upload capability, customization of calendar notification sounds, Global Address Lookup appearing in universal search (this is very useful for me personally), better hyperlinking to phone numbers in email, web browser, memos, and messaging, forwarding SMS messages to email, and much more.
I hope the update for Verizon comes out soon and plan to talk about the update along with my thoughts on this replacement Pre Plus. We haven't heard anything from Palm or Verizon on when the update is coming for these devices.
UPDATE: Here it is at 9:58 pm Pacific Time and the webOS 1.4 update just appeared on my evaluation Verizon Palm Pre Plus so I am downloading it right now. Stay tuned for some hands-on thoughts of the update as I stay up testing late tonight.