Palm today announced the Palm Pixi for Sprint with a full QWERTY keyboard and rubberized back cover. The phone features multitouch screen, Palm's Synergy, GPS and more. Sprint plans to release Palm's new webOS phone in time for the holidays.
More info on the Palm Pixi:
Instantly say whatever you want with an exposed keyboard right at your fingertips. Intuitively move back and forth between open applications using the multi-touch screen and natural gestures. Access your friends' information that's been pulled in and linked together for you. And choose from back cover designs and accessories that let you express yourself.
Pixi runs on the Palm webOS platform so it does things no other phone can do. Take the Palm Synergy feature, which brings together related information and presents it in one simple view. Or the App Catalog, which gives you a choice of titles to download, many of which are integrated with other apps on the phone. And the ability to keep multiple applications open at once, so you can do more than one thing without losing your place.
Start a conversation on AIM Instant Messenger, Google Talk, or Yahoo! Messenger and continue it by text message when you're out at lunch or out for the night. With Palm Pixi, your conversations with one person are combined in a single chat-style view.
Visit real websites, not just the mobile versions. Palm Pixi gives you the experience you expect, and lets you scroll and zoom using natural, intuitive gestures. Not sure what site you're looking for? Type "taqueria," and universal search looks through contacts and apps, then offers to search Google, Google Maps, Wikipedia, or Twitter.4 One more tap opens up Google Maps, and gets you one step closer to whatever you're craving.
Each person's contact information is pulled in from places like Facebook, Google, and Microsoft Office Outlook, and combined under one entry. So instead of wondering where you kept someone's information, just think about sending that invite to happy hour. And if they happen to be online using AIM Instant Messenger, Google Talk, or Yahoo! Messenger, you'll see that, too.
Find things to do and people around you, right from where you're standing. Like a nearby place for dinner after a late client meeting. Or the closest bar where you can meet up with friends. Even look up an address for a contact or one from a calendar event, and map the location simply by tapping it. With Palm Pixi it takes two steps, not ten.
Take pictures with the built-in 2 megapixel camera and LED flash, then share them by uploading to Photobucket or Facebook?or by sending from Email or Messaging. Download songs from the Amazon MP3 store and play them complete with their own album art. You can also easily transfer your DRM-free iTunes music, videos, and photos right to your Palm Pixi.
Palm Pixi Specs:
Palm webO platform
3G: EvDO Rev A
2.63-inch touch screen with a vibrant 18-bit color 320x400 screen resolution Sub-HVGA display
Microsoft Exchange email with Microsoft
Direct Push Technology
POP3/IMAP (Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, AOL, Hotmail, etc)
Integrated IM, SMS, and MMS
2 megapixel camera with LED flash
Ambient light, accelerometer, and proximity
Media formats supported
Audio Formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV
Video Formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264
Bluetooth wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support
8GB (~7GB user available)
MicroUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Includes aggregation for Facebook, Google, Microsoft Office Outlook?, Yahoo! Mail, Google Talk, AIM Instant Messenger, and Yahoo! Messenger.
Searches user's applications, contacts, dialing information, and web.
Third party and ROM applications accessible as movable, multi-view cards.
Includes over-the-air backup, restore, remote erase, and software updates.
Width: 55.0mm (2.17 inches)
Height: 111.0mm (4.37 inches)
Thickness: 10.85mm (0.43 inches)
99.5 grams (3.51 ounces)
You can now purchase a Palm Pre from Sprint for as low as $149.99 with contract. For more info visit www.palm.com
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Funny that it's called "Pixi" - I used to refer to the Palm IIIxe (Three-X-E) as "Trixie."
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