Report: Second Palm webOS smartphone to debut this week
Palm will unveil its second WebOS-based smartphone this week, internally named "Pixie" but rumored to be named "Eos," as part of Fashion Week in New York, according to one report. The new phone is expected to sell for far less than the Pre: $99.
The new phone is expected to sell for far less than the Pre: $99.
Previously reported but unconfirmed specs include:
Weight: 100 grams
2.63?, 320×400 capacitive touch screen
4GB of internal memory
$349 before rebates; $99 expected
2MP camera, fixed focus, with flash
Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP and EDR, USB 2.0 via micro USB
1150mAh battery, removable
SMS, MMS, built-in IM client
WAV, MP3, AAC, AAC+ ringtones, MPEG4, H.264, H.263 video playback
The "Eos" has been rumored to have been delayed for some time.
That the launch of the phone coincides with Fashion Week indicates which customers Palm plans to target: consumers. It also shows that Palm's going to sell the device as chic and desirable (but attainable, at $99).
(TechCrunch wonders why Palm timed it the same week as Apple's iPod event, but to me, they're unrelated announcements.)
It's unclear which carrier the smartphone will arrive on, as Palm devices have appeared in Verizon, Sprint and AT&T's inventories.
Would you buy a cheaper webOS-based Palm smartphone?