Palm and Sprint have now announced that the
WebOS-based Pixi will be coming
to Sprint exclusively for $99.99 on November 15. That price will
require a new 2-year agreement along with $50 instant rebate and a
$100 mail-in rebate. The device will hit Sprint stores and will be
available online starting on November 15.
“We are excited to
offer the new Palm Pixi to our customers in time for the holiday
season, and it’s a great addition to Sprint’s industry-leading
device portfolio,” said Kevin Packingham, senior vice president –
Product Development, Sprint. “Simply put, this phone is fun and
easy to use; with its multi-touch screen and full QWERTY keyboard,
it’s a great device for messaging and social networking at a price
everyone can enjoy, and delivers so many of the great features people
love about Palm Pre™ in a fantastic new form factor, making it a
huge hit for consumers.”
The Pixi runs the same webOS with
the same features as the Pre. The Pixi will also include a new
Facebook application allowing users to comment on posts from friends
and make new posts. The Pixi will also be compatible with the
Touchstone charger that is already available for $79.99. The
Touchstone charger back will be available separately for
Sprint requires the Pixi to be purchased with an
unlimited data plan.
features a 2.63-inch screen with 18-bit color and a resolution of
320 x 400 and will operate on the Sprint EVDO Rev A network. Other
features include Bluetooth, 8GB of storage, 3.5mm headphone jack, and
an exposed QWERTY keyboard.
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