Palm's Pixi Smartphone Flies Into Youth Market
Jim LiebeltJim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has over 25 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, and has been on the HomeWord staff since 1998. He has served over the years as a pastor, author, youth ministry trainer, adjunct college instructor and speaker. Jim’s culture blog and parenting articles appear on HomeWord.com. Jim is a contributing author of culture and parenting articles to Crosswalk.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Olympia, WA.
- 2009 Sep 14
Let the smartphone wars begin again.
Palm has unveiled the sequel to its Pre, the Pixi. The teeny iPod Nano-like device is a smaller version of the Pre smartphone, aimed at younger customers.
Sprint will start selling the phone by year's end. And in a bid to boost sales, Sprint today drops its price on the Pre to $149, from $199, plus a two-year contract. Palm's combination phone/music and Web device is seen as a viable competitor to Apple's iPhone.
Unlike the Pre, the Pixi doesn't have Wi-Fi, which means it can't be used to access the Internet outside of Sprint's network. It also has a smaller screen, keyboard and camera — two-megapixel to the Pre's three-megapixel.