Palm has finally unveiled its second WebOS smartphone, officially called Palm Pixi (previously known as Palm Eos or Palm Pixie).
The Pixi is a candybar with a touchscreen display and a full QWERTY keypad.
Weighing only 99.5 grams (3.51 ounces) and measuring 111 x 55 x 10.85 mm (4.37 x 2.17 x 0.43 inches), the new Pixi is the thinnest Palm smartphone ever.
Since it runs on WebOS, Palm Pixi comes with Palm Synergy, which links your information from Google, Exchange ActiveSync, Facebook, Yahoo! and LinkedIn.
The new smartphone also comes with access to the Palm Beta App Catalog, which includes entertainment and social networking applications like Yelp and Local Concerts by iLike.
The back cover of Palm Pixi is rubberized, thus being scratch-resistant and durable.
Here are the main features of Palm Pixi:
- 2.63 inch multi-touch screen with 320 x 400 pixels
- A gesture area below the display, enabling intuitive gestures for navigation
- Proximity sensor, light sensor
- EVDO Rev. A connectivity
- Desktop-class web browser
- 2MP fixed-focus camera with LED flash
- 3.5mm headset jack
- Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR and A2DP
- MicroUSB connector
- Qualcomm MSM7627 chipset
- 8GB of internal memory
- 1150 mAh battery
As you can see, the Pixi does not have Wi-Fi.
A video preview of Palm Pixi can be watched below:
Like the Palm Pre, Palm Pixi will be first available exclusively via Sprint, “in time for the holidays”, for a price that should be announced later this year. There will also be a Palm Pixi Artist Series, coming with limited-edition back covers designed by various artists:
The Palm Pixi and the Palm Pixi Artist Series will be showcased in New York, during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (10 – 17 September).
Following the Pixi’s announcement, as of today Sprint is offering the Palm Pre for only $149.99 (after a $150 instant rebate, a $100 mail-in rebate and with a 2-yr contract agreement).
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