The second webOS-powered smartphone was unveiled in September, but no release date has been announced yet. The Palm Pixi will be on store shelves later this month, is an unconfirmed report is correct.
This device will have a different design from its predecessor, the Palm Pre — a tablet shape, with a small keyboard fixed below its capacitive touchscreen.
The source for this unconfirmed report did not give any pricing information.
An Overview of the Palm Pixi
The Pixi’s 2.6-inch, 320-by-400-pixel touchscreen will be smaller and have a lower resolution screen than the current model.
As mentioned earlier, this will be the second model running Palm’s webOS, a multi-tasking operating system able to wirelessly synchronize a wide variety of data with online services like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft Exchange.
It will come with a highly-capable web browser, email software, and multimedia player. Additional third-party applications will also be available.
It won’t replace the Palm Pre in Sprint’s product lineup — rather it will be a second option.