The Palm Pixi is debuting today, and Brighthand has a video overview of this new device, the second with Palm’s webOS.
This will soon be followed by a full review of this smartphone, which has a slimmer design than its predecessor, and a smaller screen, but offers virtually all the features at a lower price.
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.
It 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.
- Palm Pixi — Front View
- Palm Pixi — Side View
- Palm Pixi vs. Palm Pre — Keyboard Open
- Palm Pixi vs. Palm Pre — Keyboard Closed
- Palm Pixi vs. Palm Pre — Side View
Pricing & Availability
The Pixi is available now in Sprint stores and Sprint.com, where it is selling for $100 with a two-year service contract and $100 mail-in rebate.