Palm Shows Off Second WebOS Handset

Palm Inc. showed off the Pre's sibling Wednesday, and the Pixi smartphone packs all the capabilities of webOS onto a sleek frame.

The Pixi has a more traditional shape than the Pre, with the full QWERTY keyboard right on the face of the device. At just .43-inches thick, the Pixi is far thinner than devices such as the Pre, iPhone 3GS, and BlackBerry Bold.

The slim handset sports a 2.6-inch capacitive touchscreen and will be able to multitask like the Pre. Also, like the Pre, it will be able to combine a user's contacts from various sources such as Facebook and Outlook into a single, finger-friendly interface thanks to webOS. The upcoming release of the Pixi could also help Palm attract developers because it would mean a larger potential audience for webOS apps. The company's App Catalog is still not as robust as rivals like the App Store, Android Market, or Ovi Store.

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— Marin Perez, InformationWeek

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