Anonymous, 25 Dec 2009I agree and will add:
No WiFi, No FM radio = No buy.
Especially at this price.Clearly if you want a business phone that has FM radio you are not in the right market.
Name one Blackberry with radio? You can't. This is the market Palm is in and after.
Wifi is debateable, but again people will use GPRS/3G over hotspots anyway. Wifi is not reliable in terms of coverage compared to GPRS and it kills your battery.
I think Palm could of been Blackberry if 5 years ago would of watch the Market. How possible can you make a phone without Wi-Fi??? We saw what happen to Blackberry Storm 1 when did not have a Wo-Fi. No Wi-Fi No Business.
Just got the pixi on sprint network thru amazon paid only $25. sprint has the best unlimited data plan (believe me i checked everywhere before switching). phone is great!!!you can navigate touchscreen with just your thumb while holding the phone in the same hand. txt, email, web and talk all are great on sprint so far. I live in texas in the triangle so no connectivity issues so far. doing multiple things at once is the best feature on this phone. battery life is not great, but you can buy a extended battery online if you are on the phone all the time. syncs with my laptop for media, already have my entire gmail account syncd via sprint network. you can make custom ring tones on your computer and load them on the pixi even though it is a different os. I thought it would clash with vista, but i was pleasantly surprised. Camera has is good with a pretty brite flash. will post again if anything comes up.
P.s. palm as an updated web os which will update automatically when you have the phone idle for a while about 22mb...I noticed phone gets faster after this.
has anybody seen the sprint comercial for this? its horrible and gives me huge headache. not quite as gay as tmobiles if you want to be free one but still horrible! get an iphone!
is there any cellphone out there that has a am radio station? its always fm station are only available in all brands. i like to have a am radio station. i like to hear more on news. guys all brands of cellphone pls invent this, to be unique to others. this is one thing to add your marketing strategies
why doesnt palm send a good phone like the pre or the pixi to at&t or verizon. palm would also get more money if they sent one to at&t or verizon
Nice. Does it turn off? Apparently, the Palm Pre can't turn off when it is charging. Thoughts?
i think this is a nice phone, if you dont have lots of money to buy the pre. pixi is ok plus its very attractive and sexy.
i really like this phone...dont need wi-fi got my computer for it...its an upgrade of the centro...
everything is good (tho im still patiently waiting for Palm Pre. So read thru the specs, was good.. then scrolled down.. and almost fainted. It has almost everything, and Palm is back to its 'Palm' nature, there's no WIFI.. wth?...
This is just a stripped-down version of the Palm Pre! So it may lower your expectations. But in the category of "candybar-formed touchscreen phones with full QWERTY keyboard", this is definitely on the top spot. No SAMSUNG INTREPID, SAMSUNG SAGA, i780, EPIX or even Palm Treo Pro can beat this one! Definitely NOT!
Phone is disapointing on all features, but is very cheap. We made a review here http://www.itsagadget.com/2009/11/palm-pixi-is-not-ready-yet-to-face-the-reality.html
no wi-fi??? what a failure!!
btw its design was so good, but i hate its space between the screen and the keyboard its so far to each other, they must redesign it and ADD WI-FI!
This looks great. A simple phone with an awesome OS, changeable covers (look up the Engadget show ep.1 for the CEO of Palm showing these off) and a nifty gesture area plus GOOD multitouch screen and 600MHz processor. Its cheap and just what palm need to get PalmOS popular with the masses who aren't looking for a fancy slider that costs a fortune. So it lacks WiFi, but your only using that if you have no 3G coverage, i.e. live in America outside a city (I'm not from America). The rest of the world has pretty good 3G and its improving. Plus the people who are generally going to be using this phone aren't gonna be too bothered anyway.
As far as I see it, it's just a good little phone with big specs (sans WiFi) and a good OS in a shape that will appeal to some over the shape of a slider.
don, 26 Oct 2009hope this wont be expensive, because it would be a great gift to my wife! she does not need wi... moreI thought QWERTY phones were a joke untill I purchased a treo 650 now its a prerequsite
don, 26 Oct 2009hope this wont be expensive, because it would be a great gift to my wife! she does not need wi... moreIf you are a Sprint customer you can get it for cheap or even for free..It comes out Nov 15, I am a long Sprint customer so I'll be getting for free :) Good luck getting one for your wife.