Sunnyvale-based phone maker Palm announced on Tuesday yet another mobile phone powered by its newly released WebOS platform, the Palm Pixi. Following the already popular Palm Pre handset, the Palm Pixi is set to deliver fast and intuitive communication to users, as well as a customizable design. According to Palm, the new device should come to the market on Sprint's airwaves, and users will have the opportunity to purchase it during the holiday season.
“With Palm webOS, we're creating a new, more intuitive smartphone experience defined by unmatched simplicity and usefulness,” said Jon Rubinstein, Palm chairman and chief executive officer. “Palm Pixi
brings this unique experience to a broader range of people who want enhanced messaging and social networking in a design that lets them express their personal style.”
When it comes to the specifications list of the new device
, we can count Qualcomm's high-performance MSM7627 chipset, EVDO Rev. A, a 2.63-inch touchscreen display that boasts a 320 x 400 pixel resolution and support for multi-touch, a QWERTY keyboard, a 2-megapixel fixed-focus camera with LED flash, built-in GPS receiver, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with A2DP, a 3.5mm headset jack, accelerometer, proximity and light sensors, and a microUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed.
The internal memory of the phone
rises up to 8GB, and is complemented by the USB mass storage mode. The features list of Palm Pixi shows multimedia options, video playback and music, Email support (Exchange ActiveSync, Google push, Yahoo! push, POP3, IMAP), and messaging support, including IM, SMS and MMS capabilities (Google Talk, AIM and Yahoo! IM), as well as support for Sprint TV, streaming music, NFL Mobile Live, or NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile.
In addition, Palm also unveiled the Palm Pixi Artist Series. Users will have the chance to enjoy limited-edition back covers coming from a series of compelling artists, which enable them to change their handset's design according to their mood. More personalization is available through the applications available via the App Catalog.
The maker announced that the Palm Pixi (previously spotted around as Palm Eos) would come to Sprint “in time for holidays,” adding that the Pre is now available
on Sprint's airwaves priced at $149.99 on a two-year contract, after a $150 instant rebate and $100 mail-in rebate. The new price applies to all Sprint channels.