Enterprise Mobility: Taking a First Look at the Pixi, The Palm Pre's Little Brother

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2009-09-23 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Palm is hoping that its upcoming smartphone, the Pixi, will help it expand the market-share it already earned with the release of the Palm Pre earlier this year. Touted in some quarters as a potential iPhone killer, the Pre included a fully QWERTY keyboard, multi-touch screen, and a sleek form-factor - all elements continued with the Pixi, due for release sometime in the fourth quarter of 2009. At a recent Pepcom event in New York City, eWEEK had the chance to examine the Pixi and see how it compared to Palm's earlier high-profile smartphone. With a slim form-factor and an interface linking to many consumer applications such as Facebook, the Pixi has the potential to sell in generous numbers during the holiday season; businesses already utilizing Sprint's network may also consider adopting the device for everyday use.
 
 
 

Taking a First Look at the Pixi, The Palm Pre's Little Brother

Palm is hoping that its upcoming smartphone, the Pixi, will help it expand the market-share it already earned with the release of the Palm Pre earlier this year. Touted in some quarters as a potential iPhone killer, the Pre included a fully QWERTY keyboard, multi-touch screen, and a sleek form-factor - all elements continued with the Pixi, due for release sometime in the fourth quarter of 2009.

At a recent Pepcom event in New York City, eWEEK had the chance to examine the Pixi and see how it compared to Palm's earlier high-profile smartphone. With a slim form-factor and an interface linking to many consumer applications such as Facebook, the Pixi has the potential to sell in generous numbers during the holiday season; businesses already utilizing Sprint's network may also consider adopting the device for everyday use.

Taking a First Look at the Pixi,  The Palm Pre's Little Brother
 
 
 
 
 
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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