The Palm Pixi Plus will be released by AT&T in a few weeks. This messaging-oriented model has a slim design with a keyboard fixed below its touchscreen. It runs the consumer-friendly webOS.
When the Pixi Plus debuts on June 6, it will be AT&T’s second model running Palm’s webOS, as the Pre Plus debuted on Sunday.
The carrier has not yet announced what it will charge for the smartphone, but Verizon introduced it in January at $100. Since then, however, Verizon has cut the price several times, and it’s now down to $30.
An Overview of the Palm Pixi
The Pixi Plus can be thought of as the successor to Palm’s popular Centro series. It has a tablet shape, with a 2.6-inch capacitive Touchscreen with 320 x 400 pixel resolution.
The model is smaller and lighter than AT&T’s other Palm model, the Pre Plus.
The Pixi Plus includes 8 GB of built-in storage, a 2.0 MPx camera, and a 3.5 mm headset jack. It also includes 3G wireless access, Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1, and a GPS receiver.
This smartphone runs the webOS, the replacement for the venerable Palm OS. This is a multi-tasking, touch-oriented operating system able to wirelessly synchronize a wide variety of data with online services like Google, Yahoo and Facebook, as well as Microsoft Exchange.
The webOS includes an on-device app store, and a growing collection of third-party software is available.