Palm Pixi Coming November 15 – $100

Palm-PixiPalm and Sprint have announced that the new Palm Pixi will be made available for purchase on November 15. The phone will cost $99.99 after the usual rebates that require you to mail them in. You will also need to sign a 2 year contract to get the phone.

The phone will be made available in various places including Sprint Stores, Online, Best Buy, Radio Shack as well as Wal-Mart stores in some locations.

A quick overview of technical specs only shows what we already know in that it has a multi-touch screen, a full QWERTY keyboard and is thin in form factor. The Pixi is Palm’s second WebOS device to hit the market after the Palm Pre that was released earlier this year.

Other features included in the webOS phone include easy movement between messaging, global searching, email, music in a multi-tasking environment. Palm describe it as being like flicking through a deck of cards.

Palm webOS brings together the user’s most important information from their phone, at work or on the Web into one logical view. In addition to linking information from Google¢, Facebook®, Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® and LinkedIn®, Palm Pixi adds Yahoo!® integration to Palm Synergy¢3. Palm Synergy offers:

* Linked contacts A single view that links contacts from a variety of sources, so accessing them is easier than ever.
* Layered calendars Calendars can be seen on their own or layered together in a single view, combining work, family, friends, sports teams or other interests, and the user can toggle to look at one calendar at a time, or see them all at a glance.
* Combined messaging See all the conversations with the same person in a chat-style view, including MMS, even if it started in IM and switched to reply with text messaging. The user can also see who’s active in a buddy list right from contacts or email, and start a new conversation with just one touch.

The Pixi obviously has a charger in the box, but the press release also points out that Touchstone can be used with the Palm Pixi. The Touchstone charger will set you back another $79.99 along with $19.99 for a back cover to make the Pixi compatible with it.

The monthly plans from Sprint start at $69.99 with the unlimited plan costing $99.99 per month which Sprint quickly point out is cheaper than an iPhone compared to plan 4 on AT&T’s network. Perhaps they should just worry about selling their own rather than putting down competition 😉

The full press release can be found over here.


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