Palm Pixi- A Budget WebOS Multi-Touch Phone

Posted by at 9:20 am on September 9, 2009

Palm this morning has lunched the Pixi, its second webOS phone and its direct replacement for the Centro. The phone will be a Sprint exclusive.

The phone is aimed at the budget segment and has a smaller 2.6-inch multi-touch screen as well as a fixed QWERTY keyboard, a 2-megapixel camera, and no Wi-Fi. It still keeps 3G, GPS and 8GB of storage; in a new feature for any Palm phone, the Pixi adds LinkedIn and Yahoo contacts and messages as well as Yahoo IM to the Synergy platform that unifies the platform.

The Pixi has takes a que from T-Mobile’s My Touch and lets buyers get the phone with specially designed replaceable back shells. The call this the Artist Series.

Palm claims iTunes sync is still in place, but Palm also now carefully mentions the versions of iTunes which will work.

Palm also did an official price cut on the Pre to $149. While no official price has been given for the Pixi the indications are it will sale for $99 for a with a 2 year contract.

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