Sprint today announced Nov. 15 as the first day of nationwide availability for Palm Pixi, exclusively available from Sprint. It will cost $99.99 with a two-year service agreement, after a $50 instant rebate and $100 mail-in rebate and be available at Sprint stores, online at www.sprint.com, through telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1, and at Best Buy, RadioShack and select Wal-Mart stores.
Running the Palm webOS mobile platform, Palm Pixi lets the user keep multiple activities open and move easily between them, like flipping through a deck of cards, using natural gestures. Universal search also makes finding things easy, providing results from both the device and the Web.
Palm webOS brings together the user?s most important information from their phone, at work or on the Web into one logical view. In addition to linking information from Google, Facebook, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and LinkedIn, Palm Pixi adds Yahoo! integration to Palm Synergy.
Palm Synergy offers:
? Linked contacts ? A single view that links contacts from a variety of sources, so accessing them is easier than ever. ? Layered calendars ? Calendars can be seen on their own or layered together in a single view, combining work, family, friends, sports teams or other interests, and the user can toggle to look at one calendar at a time, or see them all at a glance. ? Combined messaging ? See all the conversations with the same person in a chat-style view, including MMS, even if it started in IM and switched to reply with text messaging. The user can also see who?s active in a buddy list right from contacts or email, and start a new conversation with just one touch.
A new Facebook application will be available with Palm Pixi, so users can see and comment on all the latest news from friends and easily update their status. Palm Pixi features an exposed full QWERTY keyboard, multi-touch screen and a durable, removable rubberized back cover.
While Palm Pixi comes with a charger included in the box, Palm recently introduced the Touchstone charging dock, the first inductive charging solution for phones. Touchstone, along with the Touchstone compatible back cover (both sold separately), allows Palm Pixi to be set on top of the dock without worrying about connection, orientation or fit. The device remains active while charging, allowing access to the touch screen, movies or video, or the speakerphone option. Touchstone is available in Sprint stores nationwide for $79.99 and includes a Touchstone charger and USB wall charger. The Pixi Touchstone back cover is also available for $19.99 (plus taxes).
SPECIFICATIONS: ? Operating System: Palm webOS ? Memory: 8 GB internal memory (~7 GB user available) USB mass storage support ? Display: 2.63-inch multi-touch screen with a vibrant, 18-bit color, 320x400 resolution TFT display Dimensions: 4.37 inches (L) x 2.17 inches (W) x 0.43 inches (D) [111 mm (L) x 55 mm (W) x 10.85 mm (D)] ? Weight: 3.26 ounces (92.5 grams) ? Battery: Removable 1150 mAh battery with up to five hours of continuous talk time