Palm Pixi Due Nov 15 at $99
Sprint has announced that Sunday, Nov. 15 will be the first day of nationwide availability for the Palm Pixi. The device will be exclusive to Sprint for a period and will cost $99.99 with a two-year service agreement, after a $50 instant rebate and $100 mail-in rebate.
According to the press release, the Palm Pixi will be made available at Sprint stores, sprint.com, through telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1, and at Best Buy, RadioShack and select Wal-Mart stores.
"We are excited to offer the new Palm Pixi to our customers in time for the holiday season, and it's a great addition to Sprint's industry-leading device portfolio," said Kevin Packingham, senior vice president – Product Development, Sprint. "Simply put, this phone is fun and easy to use; with its multi-touch screen and full QWERTY keyboard, it's a great device for messaging and social networking at a price everyone can enjoy, and delivers so many of the great features people love about Palm Pre™ in a fantastic new form factor, making it a huge hit for consumers."
Palm Pixi features an exposed keyboard, multi-touch screen and a durable, removable rubberized back cover. It is also compatible with Palm Touchstone charging technology and will feature a series of replacement back covers. You can checkout our recent Palm Pixi preview here.
Spec-wise, the Pixi packs in a CDMA EVDO Rev. A data modem, a 2.63-inch 320x400 TFT multi-touch screen, an exposed QWERTY keyboard, GPS, 2-megapixel camera with flash, 3.5mm headphone jack, 8GB of internal storage, and a Qualcomm MSM7627 chipset.
A new Facebook application will be available with Palm Pixi, so users can see and comment on all the latest news from friends and easily update their status.
Palm Pixi requires activation on a pricing plan including unlimited data, such as Sprint's Everything Data plans with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM, which give customers unlimited mobile calling on the Sprint network to and from any U.S. wireless carrier, unlimited nationwide texting, email, Web browsing and much more, starting at just $69.99. The Simply EverythingSM plan from Sprint offers a truly unlimited experience for only $99.99 per month, a savings of $1,200 over two years versus a comparable AT&T iPhone plan. (All price plans exclude surcharges and taxes. Other exclusions apply.)