The Palm Pixi is the latest Palm WebOS device and will be available from Sprint. Pricing and exact availability were not announced at this time, but the smartphone is expected to ship in time for the holiday season.
In addition to the Pixi, Palm announced that it will drop the price of the Palm Pre to $149.99 with a two-year contract and after a $150 instant rebate and $100 mail-in rebate.
The Palm Pixi brings some new tricks to the table, including the integration of LinkedIn contacts and Yahoo contacts, calendar, and IM into Synergy. The smartphone still offers GPS, Bluetooth, support for Sprint's EV-DO Rev. A network, and 8GB memory but unfortunately, no expansion capabilities and Wi-Fi has been taken out.
The Pixi offers a 2.63-inch multitouch screen with a 320x400 resolution, built-in accelerometer, and proximity sensor. Like the Pre, there's also a gesture area for navigation. Below it, you'll find the full QWERTY keyboard, which looks to be the same style as the Pre but we hope a bit more spacious.
On bottom, you'll find the Pixi's 3.5 millimeter headphone jack and power button. Palm says the smartphone will work with iTunes and of course, the Amazon MP3 Store, which will be preloaded on the device.
The Pixi features a rubberized, scratch-resistant back cover and this is where you'll also find the smartphone's 2-megapixel camera and flash. There was no mention of video recording capabilities, however.