Its official, Palm’s second WebOS smartphone the Pixi will be arriving exclusively to Sprint on November the 15th. The new Pixi is slated to hit Sprint stores, Best Buy, RadioShack and selected Walmart locations next month for $99.99. However, its not that simple, $99.99 is after a $50 instant rebate and a $100 “mail-in rebate” that you’ll probably need to wait abit for. For those in the UK, the Pixi’s arrival date is still yet to be confirmed, considering the Pre has just arrived us not long, it may be awhile!
To recap, the Palm Pixi is a non-slider 3G handset, with a 2.63-inch, 320×400 resolution touchscreen, Qualcomm’s MSM7627 chipset, Microsoft Exchange push email, built-in GPS, a 2-megapixel camera with flash, accelerometer, media player, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 8GB memory, microUSB connector and a 3.5mm stereo jack.
Cool animations, fast accelerometer, sharp high def images are just some of the comments given to the newly re-incarnated Zune HD so far. The most obvious competitors of Microsoft’s latest reincarnation are the iPod Touch and Sony’s recently launched X-Series. Check out the video below and let us know what you think!
How would you like to help two miniature alien motorcyclists and an ATV rider that have crash landed on Earth to rebuild their space ship so that they can go home? This is the story behind the Space Bikers game app sent in to us for a review by Chillingo, already available for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
This is a prime example of why the idea of open source on the G1 was so welcomed. Auto rotation (like that on the iPhone) is a feature that the G1 and its accelerometer does not support out of the box. Rather than wait for Google to enable this feature, a developer modified the G1 source code to enable auto-rotation and has released the hack in his G1 Tweak Tools software package. The auto-rotation appears smooth and responsive and works both on the home screen and within applications.
Watch this video and see it in action:
Interested? Go to DroidSans Tweak Tools for more info…
If you’ve been following us, you will know we recently featured a gallery of the new LG flagship, the LG Prada II KF900 and it’s new sidekick bluetooth watch. Here’s now another gallery from Electricpig featuring them getting hands on with some of the cool functionalities of the new Prada phone. And don’t forget, that really cool bluetooth watch.
Also, let’s not forget, the new LG Prada II KF900 have also learnt some new tricks which makes it far more superior than its predecessor and probably a number of touchscreen phones that are currently available on the high streets…
It’s not heavily advertised, and if we’re honest, it came as a bit of a surprise, but the new Prada Phone will react to more than one finger at a time… well, two fingers, anyway.
Delve into the photo viewer, web browser or document editor, and you’ll be able to pinch pictures, web pages and text to zoom in and out. Take that iPhone!
As well as an accelerometer to rotate its screen, the Prada Phone measures G-force when you fling it about. It’s demonstrated in the built-in Flying Dices game, which ‘challenges’ you to roll a pair of dice, and although its name is grammatically incorrect, the way it measures force, not just orientation, is pretty neat.
Work with Prada Link
OK, it’s not such a big hidden talent, but it’s one that can’t be copied by any other phone. LG says the Prada Link Bluetooth watch will only function if it’s paired with a Prada Phone. A touch snobbish, if you ask us.
It’ll open almost anything
Considering it’s a fashion phone, the new Prada has an impressive set of codecs on board. As well as chewing up DivX movies, it’ll happily play MP3, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WAV, 3GP, AMR-NB, WMA, MIDI, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, RA, RV, PDF, Text and Microsoft Office files. We reckon that’s more than any other ‘dumb’ handsets around, and puts the Prada on a level playing field with a lot of full-blown smartphones.
While the iPhone resolutely refuses to run more than one application at a time, the Prada Phone will mull over seven of them at once. OK, you’re going to struggle to find that many worth running simultaneously, since it lacks 3rd party app support, but still, it’s nice to have the option.