Palm introduces its newest device less than four months after the release of the Pre smartphone. The Pre is estimated to have sold between 50, ooo to 100,000 units in the first weekend. The Palm Pixi is the second phone based on the webOS platform. This slim, compact, attractive phone has a full Qwerty keyboard, 2.63 inch multi-touch touchscreen 320 x 400 captive display, a 2 megapixel camera, GPS, 8GB of storage and an accelerometer. Palm will also be introducing a native Facebook, Yahoo! and LinkedIn app when the Pixi launches.
“With Palm WebOS, we’re creating a new, more intuitive smartphone experience defined by unmatched simplicity and usefulness,” Jon Rubinstein, Palm chairman and chief executive officer, said in a statement. “Palm Pixi brings this unique experience to a broader range of people who want enhanced messaging and social networking in a design that lets them express their personal style.”
Unlike the Pre, the Pixi is geared towards a younger comsumer. Palm did not release pricing or availability information for Canada yet. This phone is expected to be cheaper than the Palm Pre when it does arrive.