Palm Pixi Is Now Available

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Sprint is now offering the Palm Pixi, a low-cost webOS-powered smartphone that is the successor to Palm’s Centro line. Like those earlier models, it has an easily pocketable design with a touchscreen, keyboard, and an afforable price.

Palm PixiThe Pixi is available now in Sprint stores and, where it is selling for $100 with a two-year service contract and $100 mail-in rebate.

It’s also available from other retailers, some of whom are offering lower prices. For example, new Sprint customers can get this model from WireFly for $25, or or for $50.

An Overview of the Palm Pixi
The Pixi can be thought of as the successor to Palm’s popular Centro series. Like those earlier consumer-friendly models, it has an easily pocketable design with a touchscreen, keyboard, and an affordable price.

This device has a tablet shape, with a 2.6-inch, 320-by-400-pixel, capacitive touchscreen. This display is smaller and has a lower resolution screen than its predecessor, the Palm Pre, but the Pixi itself is smaller and lighter, and sells for a lower price.

As mentioned earlier, this smartphone runs Palm’s webOS, a multi-tasking operating system able to wirelessly synchronize a wide variety of data with online services like Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and Microsoft Exchange.

Read a Palm Pixi PreviewIt comes with a highly-capable web browser, email software, and multimedia player. Additional third-party applications are also available.

Sprint’s version of the Pixi includes the 3G mobile broadband standard EV-DO. It also has a GPS receiver and Bluetooth, but not Wi-Fi.

This device has 8 GB of built-in storage, 2.0 MPx camera, a GPS receiver, and a 3.5 mm headset jack.




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