New Palm Web OS phone – Pixi announced

On September 10, 2009, in Cell Phones, by KLS

Palm has officially made the Pixi their new Web OS phone. The Pixi as most will imagine would be a step higher and more advanced than the Pre but in fact, it isn’t and some may even regard it as the simplified version of the Palm Pre more suited for those not really into multimedia functions.


If you had the Pre, take out its wifi, remove 80 pixels of vertical resolution, downgrade its camera to two megapixels, add support for Yahoo! and LinkedIn syncing, a preinstalled Facebook application, and what you get is the new Pixi.

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Did you know that there is a secret hidden app called “Developer Mode Enabler”? It can be elicited simply by typing in the phrase “upupdowndownleftrightleftrightbastart”, which if you parse with spacing might be more easily recognizable as the infamous Contra / Konami code (look it up), into the launcher screen of your Palm Pre. It was discovered by the leaked ROM just recently.

It is confirmed to be used to connect a Pre to a machine running Pam’s Mojo SDK for webOS. If you want the evidence, check out the video after the break.

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