Palm Pixi to debut at Fashion Week

Second WebOS device could go for $99 from AT&T

Palm Inc. is set to debut a second WebOS smartphone, code-named Pixi, this week during Fashion Week in New York, according to a report from Techcrunch.com.

Some details about the device surfaced in April, noting it would have the same operating system as the Palm Pre available from Sprint Nextel Corp., but with the Pixi selling for $99. The Pre sells for $200 after $100 rebate.

In April, Engadget pulled together some specs on the device, which it claimed would be sold by AT&T "if it's really coming."

Several sources have cited suppliers in Asia saying the phone will actually be called the Palm Eos. It will have a 2.63-inch touch display and a keyboard below that, making it almost like an updated Centro device from Palm that runs the Palm OS.

Also in April, Engadget said its price would be $349, which is the cost before a carrier like AT&T offers any discount. A total of 4GB of storage would be included with Bluetooth and a removable battery, Engadget said at the time. It will be about 2.1-by-4.3 inches, less than half an inch thick and weigh about 3.5 ounces, according to that report.

Palm officials could not be reached to comment on Tuesday.

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