Palm officially announced its second webOS-based smartphone, the Pixi (aka Eos previously) following the Palm Pre. The Pixi is a slim smartphone with a visible full keyboard. It will be available from Sprint in holiday season.
Palm’s new Pixi boasts a 2.63-inch multi-touch LCD display with 320×400 resolution, gesture area under the screen, QWERTY keyboard, a 2 Megapixel camera with LED flash, integrated GPS receiver and Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP support. The handset is the first to equipped Qualcomm’s MSM7627 chipset. Pixi comes with 8GB internal storage, a microUSB connector and a 3.5mm stereo jack. The Pixi supports Palm Synergy integration with Facebook, Google, Microsoft Office Outlook, Yahoo! Mail, Google Talk, AIM Instant Messenger, and Yahoo! Messenger.
Palm Pixi supports dual band CDMA and EVDO Rev.A 3G mobile networks but lack WiFi. It packs Proximity sensor, Light sensor as well as Accelerometer. The QWERTY phone‘s media player can handle playback of MP3, AAC, AMR, WAV, MPEG4, H.264 and H.263 files.
Also introduced is the Palm Pixi Artist Series that allows users to personalize their Pixi with numbered, limited-edition back covers.