The rumored Palm Pixie/Eos device has officially been announced. Now named the Palm Pixi, the new WebOS based device will be coming to Sprint this holiday season.
The device does not include Wi-Fi but does have 8GB of storage, a 2 megapixel camera with flash, and a 2.63-inch 320×400 display.
Just like it’s older brother, the Palm Pre, the Pixi has a full QWERTY keyboard (although not of the slide-out variety) a hardware ringer on/off switch, a removable battery, and support for the Touchstone (with an optional back cover).
There hasn’t been any price announcements as of yet but the Palm Pre’s price just dropped to $149.99, so $99 sounds like a likely price point.
It’s unfortunate that the device is headed for Sprint and not AT&T, as previous rumors stated, but Palm will finally have a device that is capable of competing with the $99 iPhone 3G.
6/12/09: Palm Eos/Pixie Confirmed in Pre Code
5/27/09: AT&T to get WebOS and Android Based Devices This Year
Update 9/19/09: According to John Paczkowski of All Things Digital, Palm’s App Catalog will begin selling applications on September 24.