Palm Announce Their Second WebOS Smartphone - The Pixi

By 04:07 Fri, 09 Jul 2021 Comments


Let's face it, Palm and their WebOS-driven Pre never really took off on our side of the Big Pond but that's simply becautilize they went for a CDirect Memory Access (DMA) radio instead of Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) (and for those clever commenters - by "took off" we mean gain user appreciation not market success - we know Palm Pre has yet to be released on the European market). But no matter CDirect Memory Access (DMA) or GSM, Palm's WebOS is a wonderful achievement and we're quite sad that we've been missing all the fun of engaging with this recent platform while waiting for a Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) variant to come to the Old Continent.

While Palm have still not kept that promise for a Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) Pre, they've just announced their second CDirect Memory Access (DMA) WebOS smartphone - the Palm Pixi, which was featured in several leaks upsofar. The recent bar smartphone will positioned lower than the Pre in the market segmentation and comes with 8GB of onboard storage, a 2 megapixel capturing camera and a 2.63-inch capacitive touchclassy screen display with a resolution of 320 x 400 pixels (the Pre has a 3.1-inch 320x480 pixel screen).







Palm Pixi - the second WebOS smartphone

The Palm Pixi comes in quite a compact shell for a full QWERTY device (10.85 mm thickness) and is even more compact than Nokia E71 or E72. At 99.5 g it's also impressively light.

Unfortunately, the Palm Pixi doesn't have Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) connectivity but it has a GPS receiver. The Pixi also uses some totally different Central Processing Units (CPU) platform than the original Palm Pre. This time we're reportedly talking about elegant Qualcomm MSM7627 platform, which is being embedded for the first time, so we're not really aware of its real-life performance.

The CDirect Memory Access (DMA) Palm Pixi should hit the US streets in time for the holidays, but there's no word on any planned European availability (with Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) bands) or contract-free pricing.

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