Palm unveils Pixi Smartphone

The Palm Pixi (Credit:Palm)
The Palm Pixi (Credit:Palm)

Palm Inc., together with Sprint Nextel Inc, unveiled today the gadget company’s second webOS-based smartphone, the Palm Pixi.

The Pixi features a 2.63inch multi-touch screen that allows a gesture function for navigation and a full QWERTY keyboard. It has an 8GB of storage and a removable rechargeable battery. According to the company, the Pixi is the first mobile phone that uses a Qualcomm high-performance chipset called the MSM7627.

For those who want lesser bulk in their pockets, the Pixi is the one for you. The smartphone measures 4.37 inches x 2.17 inches and is just .43 inches thick, making it Palm’s slimmest phone yet.

“With Palm webOS, we’re creating a new, more intuitive smartphone experience defined by unmatched simplicity and usefulness,” Palm chairman and chief executive officer Jon Rubinstein said.

“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.”

And Palm is helping you express that personal style with their Palm Pixi Artist Series which feature numbered, limited-edition back covers designed by “some of today’s most unique and compelling artists”.

The new Palm Pixi with the Artist Series is set to be showcased this week at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.

For the price, no one is sure yet how much the Pixi will retail but it is expected to be in the $99 range. 🙂

Palm Pixi Artist Series backcovers
The Palm Pixi Artist Series back covers