Palm Pixi

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Palm Pixi
Palm Pixi Sprint.jpg
Manufacturer Palm, Inc.
Slogan Incredibly thin. Instantly conversational
Compatible networks Sprint (non Plus) Verizon Wireless AT&T (both Pixi Plus)
Availability by country November 15, 2009 (Sprint)
Related Palm Pre, HP Veer
Form factor Candybar smartphone
Dimensions 111 mm (4.4 in) (h)
55 mm (2.2 in) (w)
10.85 mm (0.427 in) (d)
Weight 92.5 g (3.26 oz)
Operating system Palm webOS
CPU Qualcomm MSM7627
600 MHz ARM applications core and 400 MHz ARM modem core
Memory 256 MB 166 MHz DDR RAM
Storage Flash memory
8 GB (7 GB available to user)
Removable storage N/A
Battery 3.7 V 1150 mAh
Internal rechargeable removable lithium-ion battery
Data inputs 2.63 inch Multi-touch touchscreen display, keyboard, volume controls, proximity and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer
Display 320×400 px, 2.63 in (67 mm), 18-bit color Sub-HVGA
Rear camera 2 megapixel camera with LED flash, geotagging
Connectivity Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, MicroUSB, A-GPS
Pixi Plus: Wi-Fi(802.11b/g)
CDMA version: Dual band CDMA2000/EV-DO Rev. A 800/1900 MHz
GSM version: Quad band GSM 850 900 1800 1900 MHz GPRS/EDGE and Tri band UMTS 850, 1900, 2100 MHz HSDPA
Hearing aid compatibility M4/T4

The Palm Pixi and Pixi Plus are multimedia smartphones, developed by Palm, which was purchased in 2010 by HP. The device is viewed as a successor to the Palm Centro smartphone and was Palm's second webOS device, after the Palm Pre.

The phones were considered the smallest "smartphone" on the market and are able to browse the internet, and access Facebook and other social media sites, as well as online banking. However, the Pixi is not as fast as other smartphones.

The original Pixi was announced on September 8, 2009, on Palm's official blog[1] and was released on November 15, 2009, on the Sprint carrier network in the U.S.

The Pixi Plus was announced at CES in 2010. The Plus versions include WiFi and the ability to act as a 3G Mobile hotspot (sometimes known as MiFi). The phone was released January 7, 2010, for the Verizon Wireless carrier network, and subsequently for AT&T Mobility, and was released on May 28, 2010, for O2 in the United Kingdom.

As of 2014, this phone was still selling as new (e.g. on Amazon) as one of a few smartphones with physical keyboard, even as the manufacturer – Palm – was no more and it's successor – HP – had stopped selling it and all products based on webOS in 2011.

Specifications[edit]

The Pixi has both touch screen capability, and a QWERTY keyboard. To access the battery and interior hardware of the phone, the metal faceplate sits in a plastic backing.

Palm, Inc. detailed the specifications of the Palm Pixi on the company's product web page. According to the information given, the Pixi features a 2.63-inch capacitive touchscreen with an 18-bit color 320x400 screen resolution Sub-HVGA display. The device weighs 92.5 grams (3.51 ounces) and is 55.0 mm (2.17 inches) in width, 111.0 mm (4.37 inches) in height and 10.85 mm (0.43 inches) thick. On board radios include GPS, Dual-band CDMA2000 and 3g EVDO Rev A data networking. E-mail supports Microsoft Exchange services and direct push, as well as POP3, IMAP, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, AOL and Microsoft Outlook. Messaging features include IM, SMS and MMS. It features a 2 megapixel camera with LED flash, proximity sensor, accelerometer, Bluetooth 2.1 (with A2DP stereo), MicroUSB connector, 3.5 mm headphone jack and 8 gigabytes of flash memory (roughly 7 gigabytes available to the user).

Like the Palm Pre, the Pixi features webOS, which includes over-the-air Synergy synchronization.

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