Excerpt: Last year was a big year for Palm, with the Pre announced at CES in January, and the Pixi announced in the fall. We’ve finally got our thoughts on the Pixi, from the webOS operating system to the Touchstone charging technology and everything in between. Get the rundown after the break.
Pros: Lightweight and slim design., Great QWERTY keyboard., Fast EVDO network., Touchstone inductive charging technology.
Cons: webOS still considerably slow., Third-party app catalog still small.
Conclusion: Do I think you should drop your Pre for the Pixi? No. Do I think this phone is placed at the right price range for a SmartPhone of this type of calliber? Yes, absolutely. Go ahead and become a part of the 100 other people who purchased this device. They love it. You should too.
Excerpt: The Pixi is the Rodney Dangerfield of smartphones. Everyone knows what it is, and it gets no respect. Despite apparent popular opinion, the Pixi is an extremely capable device that can easily handle the tasks of most power users. For…
Excerpt: The new Palm Pixi is in many ways a successor to the Palm Centro: small, inexpensive, and useful. Jen Edwards brings us a review of the second webOS device, which[...]
Pros: Very small size, extremely pocketable, Gorgeous display, Intuitive, easy to use controls, Surprisingly robust music player application, Excellent email functionality, Very good mobile web experience
Cons: Keyboard is usable, but not ideal for heavy use, Relatively low volume output, Battery life is acceptable, but could be better, Camera is acceptable, but could be much better
Summary: On the surface, the Pixi is a very attractive phone. It has a great, intuitive, user interface. However, to overcome the performance issues, users have to use the Pixi as a very basic smartphone: try to do as little as possible with it, and it might run just “OK”.
Summary: In some ways we wish the Palm Pre were more like the Pixi. The latter slimmer and lighter, and the keyboard is always at the ready (no need to slide). However, at times the Pixi's slower processor has trouble keeping up with the multitasking-friendly webOS.
Summary: The Palm Pixi may very well be the most feature-rich, enjoyable smartphone in the budget smartphone price range. It might not pack enough oomph to excite hardcore smartphone enthusiasts, but it will almost certainly satisfy beginners and moderately savvy users.