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The Palm Pixi Arrives in Walmart

It's pegged as the poor man's Pre, the Pixi doesn't have the same slide out QWERTY keyboard as the Pre, but it is both thinner and lighter than the Palm's first WebOS phone. It packs 8 GB of storage onboard, a 2 megapixel camera with flash, a full QWERTY keyboard, a 320 x 400 capacitive display that measures in at around 2.6-inches, a removable 1150mAh battery and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Scheduled for launch this upcoming Sunday, Precentral sources say the device was sporting a $400 price tag but wasn't actually in the Walmart system yet. On contract with Sprint, the device is going to cost $100.

Willing to pay the extra $300 to get it off contract? Let us know in the comments below!

(Image via Pre Central)

  • ern88
    I just buy my phones off ebay. I bought HTC TOUCH for $100 new. No contract ext or that jazz. And saved $250 as well. Screw the phone companies.
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  • that lady in the reflection is my grandmother!!! where did you find her? please tell her i said hi. haven't seen her in like 20 years.
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  • TunaSoda
    ern88I just buy my phones off ebay. I bought HTC TOUCH for $100 new. No contract ext or that jazz. And saved $250 as well. Screw the phone companies.Get this new Palm, I'm sure you could find it on eBay for like $25 today! (yeah... right... good luck with that)
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  • sunflier
    ...pegged as the poor man's Pre...

    @ $400.00??!!!! Who?!...What?!...Huh?!!
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  • JMcEntegart
    sunflier@ $400.00??!!!! Who?!...What?!...Huh?!!
    Poor man's Pre in that it's $100 on contract.
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  • JMcEntegart
    iloveyourfacethat lady in the reflection is my grandmother!!! where did you find her? please tell her i said hi. haven't seen her in like 20 years.
    Lol, managed to find a source without the creepy ghost lady in the glass!
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  • JMS3096
    Why would you get any Sprint phone off-contract? It's not like you can use it on any other service out there. Incompatible radios, and no SIM card...
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  • hillarymakesmecry
    Not sure why everyone hates the contracts so much. I'd rather have no contracts, higher phone prices, and cheapers service as much as the next guy. It's not like you're going to up and decide to get rid of your phone service, so the contract isn't such a bad thing. I only sign one year contracts though because I love to upgrade annually. Mobile technology is moving so quickly!
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  • fulle
    If you get this type of phone, you're going to be paying a pretty good buck for the service, since you'll want to add a data plan to get the most out of the phone. That considered, if you look at the overall cost of ownership over even a 1 year period... it starts to make you look really freaking stupid to purchase a low end smartphone, because the difference in cost becomes negligible, but the difference in user experience is significant. There's no way I'd let anyone I know buy one of these... If they're a fan of Palm, the Pre exists.
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  • hardwarekid9756
    If it were a verizon phone, TOTALLY! That or if it were on that projected "unlimited" walmart plan. I've been wanting to sink my teeth into that for some time. there's a cheap-o unlimited service around my home (Cricket) that does a pretty good job, but it's service is spotty, bandwidth is slow, and the phones are shit. If walmart can give AT&T bandwidtn (which isn't saying much) Sprint-level coverage (Again, not saying much) on that phone...I'd terminate today and switch over tomorrow!
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