The Palm Pre's little brother, the Palm Pixi, is due to hit the market this Sunday, November 15th, and retailers are already offering the phone at discounted prices.
The Palm Pixi will be Sprint’s second webOS-powered smartphone. It features the same touchscreen and gesture-support that came with the Palm Pre. However, screen size is smaller at 2.6 inches as it has a slate-style QWERTY keyboard, compared to the Palm Pre's slide out keyboard.
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Other features include a; 2-megapixel camera, GPS, 3G data, 3.5mm headphone jack, and 8GB of onboard storage. The Pixi does not come with WiFi, but as long as you’re within reach of Sprint’s network, you’ll get 3G data speeds.
If you get the phone on Sprint, it will cost $99.99 on a two-year contract with a $100 mail-in rebate, but there are already better deals out there.
Walmart's partner LetsTalk.com is offering the phone for $30 for a two-year contract without the mail-in rebate Sprint asks for. The only catch is that this needs to be a new contract, not an upgrade.
There’s a lot competition in the smartphone market right now. Android phones are abundant - with the most recent ones being the increasingly popular Motorola Droid and the HTC Droid Eris - while the Apple iPhone is still going strong and ahead of the pack.
WebOS has not quite made a big impact n the US market, but for just $30, the Palm Pixi makes a strong case for picking the webOS as your next smartphone platform of choice.
Click here to pre-order the Palm Pixi at $30.
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