Palm Pixi Officially Heading To Sprint

Posted Sep 9, 2009

It looks like Palm Inc. (NASDAQ:PALM) did not put all their eggs in one basket when releasing the Pre because they have just launched a new mobile phone that is heading to Sprint called the Pixi. This is the thinnest mobile phone Palm has released thus far. The Pixi will be sold exclusively on Sprint. Pricing is uncertain as of right now, but we do know that the price of the Pre will drop to roughly $149.99 with a 2 year agreement ($150 instant rebate, $100 mail-in rebate).

The Pixi will have a major focus on social networking too. There are contact and messaging services built in through LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google. Like the Pre, the Pixi operating system is Palm’s WebOS. The Pixi also has multi-touch technology and a QWERTY keyboard. The phone also has a feature called Palm Synergy that allows you to integrate Facebook contacts with the contacts list in the mobile device. The phone also has WiFI (EV-DO Rev. A), 8GB storage, 2.63″ screen with 320×400 capacitive display.

Chatting within the Palm Pixi is thread-style. This way you can continue conversations where you left off and respond with text messages. The back cover of the phone is rubberized, making it scratch-resistant.

GPS is built in and the phone has a 2 megapixel fixed focus camera with LED flash. There is a 3.5mm headset jack. Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with A2DP is supported. The phone has mini-USB and USB support. There is a ringer switch to quickly switch from ringer mode to silent mode. The weight is 99.5 grams (3.51 oz.). Like the Pre, this phone also has an accelerometer.