Sprint to offer Palm Pixi next month
Currently, there is only one WebOS-powered device in the market which is the Palm Pre, but that will change when November 15 rolls around as Sprint will be offering the second WebOS device known as Palm Pixi. While the handset has been previewed in the past, it is still rather exciting to know that the Pixi is finally ready to make the jump to the market, where it will cost you $99.99 with a two-year service agreement, where this happens right after a $50 instant rebate and $100 mail-in rebate. Looks like perfect timing to build upon for the upcoming holiday season, although we’re not too sure just how well the sales figures would be for Palm and Sprint during that quarter.
With the Palm webOS mobile platform being its main driving force, Palm Pixi users will be able to keep multiple activities open and move easily between them, similar to flipping through a deck of cards just like the Palm Pre. Gestures used will be natural, making it a snap to alternate between messaging, email and searching the Internet while listening to music simultaneously. All items can be rearranged simply by dragging them, and the much vaunted universal search makes it a snap to look for contacts and items straight from the Web or on the device itself.
The Palm Pixi will be released with its charger included in the box, although it can be used in tandem with the Touchstone charging dock as well if inductive charging is your cup of tea. Both the Touchstone and its compatible back cover are sold separately, allowing you to just place the Palm Pixi on top of the dock without having to worry about connection, orientation or fit. Will you be making the upgrade this holiday season then, or are you pretty much happy with the way things are at the moment?