Palm announces its next phone - the Pixi

The new Palm Pixi
The new Palm Pixi

Palm has announced the next generation of mobile phone using its webOS system - the Pixi.

Only announced for the US at the moment, the Pixi is a Treo-style mobile with a full QWERTY keyboard (with similar buttons to the Pre).

It features a 2.63-inch touchscreen with multi-touch once more (ha to YOU Apple), and while it sports 3G, it bizarrely has shunned Wi-Fi.

An underpowered 2MP camera has been welded to the back of the forthcoming Palm Pixi (with flash though), although there is space for a 3.5mm jack, GPS and a full 8GB of memory.


But at the end of the day, Palm wants to build an ecosystem around the excellent webOS, meaning users will get cool multi-tasking, linked conversations and sweet pinch and zoom functionality.

We actually saw a leak of the Pixi a few months back, so we're pretty amazed to see it's kept the codename that was leaked with it.

Considering it took Palm three months to announce a release date for the Pre, and then another three to let the UK know when it will be getting it, we've absolutely no idea on a UK release date.

But given the Palm Pre is being unveiled in the next few months, could we see a major shock and get the Palm Pixi too? OK, it's unlikely... but we like to dream.

Read the Palm press release

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.