Review: Palm Pixi
The Pixi is a solid second-effort from Palm as far as webOS devices go, but it still manages to make its fair share of missteps. The Pixi is incredibly small and light, but the trade-offs are a smaller display and squished keyboard.
The Pixi has 3G, GPS and Bluetooth, but gives up Wi-Fi. That's a major error in my book. Browsing speeds over the 3G network were good, but having Wi-Fi on board would be the Pixi's ace-in-the-hole when cellular data isn't available.
The webOS menus and base functionalities haven't grown much in five months, but they were solid to begin with. Once users can get the hang of the "cards" user interface, it's a snap to use the Pixi.
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On the media end of the spectrum, it is capable, but still doesn't manage to topple the competition. The music player is OK, and the camera downright simplistic, but the end result (good sounding music and good looking photos) outweigh the flashiness of the UI.
In all, for $99 you're getting a lot of phone and not making too many compromises.
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