Palm Pixi, Second webOS Smartphone Announced

9 Sep 2009 | Palm , Smartphone , Sprint | 0 comments


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palm pixi frontAfter Sprint cut the price of the Pre yesterday, Palm introduced its second webOS smartphone today, the Palm Pixi.

Ignoring the bad name choice, the Pixi is similar to the Pre, but thinner and not as feature rich as its older sibling. Measuring only 4.37 x 2.17 x 0.43 inches / 111 x 55 x 10.8 mm and 3.51 oz / 100g (compared to the Pre's 3.96 x 2.34 x 0.67 inches / 100.5 x 59.5 x 16.95 mm and 4.76 oz / 135 g ), the Pixi features a smaller, 2.63-inches, 262k color, 320x400 pixel resolution display, a 2.0 megapixel camera with LED flash, 8GB of internal memory and a full QWERTY keyboard.

On the connectivity side, the Pixi enjoys the same features as the Pre (microUSB, Stereo Bluetooth 2.1 and 3.5mm headphone jack), but the lack of WiFi will most likely be a problem for some. Palm is trying to solve this issue by adding support for EV-DO Rev A.

Palm also promised a Facebook app for their webOS, but it is not clear whether it will come loaded on the new phone, or will be later available through Palm's online store.

Just like the Pre, the Palm Pixi will be exclusive for Sprint at first, with the launch taking place "this holiday season", according to Sprint. Neither company released any price information for the device, but considering its features, we'll probably be getting this at $99.

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