Summary: The Pixi is clearly marketed as the budget device in the webOS lineup, evident by the lack of Wi-Fi, a smaller screen, and a less powerful processor. That being said, it has distinct advantages over the Pre, such as size, lack of moving parts, a more tactile keyboard, and a lower price tag. Though I see a great deal of potential in the future of webOS, like anything else in the wireless industry, it will boil down to personal preference.
Summary: As frustrating as the lack of Wi-Fi and slowness of app boost up may be for power users, it didn't mar our anjoyment of the Palm Pixi. The build is way better than most budget feature phones already on the market – and what do you expect from a phone that’s selling for under $25 (£15) on Amazon?
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.
Excerpt: Pixi Dust? Hardware On the back there is a 2 megapixel camera and a flash right slab in the middle. To the left and right of the camera and flash, there are two speaker grills, discount PLENDIL . There is also a tiny hole where you can attach a piece of string, dog tag, or whatever so your phone will stay close to you like a female with a Louis Vuitton purse, PLENDIL FOR SALE . I know what you're thinking, is the Pixi compatible with the Touchstone charger.
Conclusion: The Palm Pixi is an affordable, fun and intuitive smartphone. We still like webOS quite a lot, though the Pixi's hardware doesn't show it off as well as the $50 more expensive Palm Pre. If you're upgrading from a Centro there's a lot to like, including the much more modern OS with multitasking, a good GPS, and support for Sprint's myriad services like Sprint TV and NFL Mobile. We're not in love with the keyboard, but we weren't a fan of the Centro's either.
Pros: Small and pocketable QWERTY smartphone, fresh OS.
the Pixi Plus Black Cell Phone - AT&T
is a fun little device, and very well priced.
After using it for a week I can say that it's a very good value for the price, but it may not be right for everyone. The keyboard in particular is my least favorite aspect of the device. While it is adequate for basic texting and email, it isn't really comfortable enough to use for long emails.
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
Review of Palm's Pixi for Sprint, its second webOS smartphone
30 November 2009
Excerpt: The Palm Pixi is the second webOS based smartphone to hit the market, and, like the Pre, it is being offered by Sprint. Lauren dragged the Pixi around with her for some testing, and has put together this review of the slender Pixi.