Palm has finally followed up their announcement to make a free WebOS emulator available with a new version of their VirtualBox-based software development kit. Developers and gadget lovers alike can now take WebOS for a test drive as well as try their hand at building new applications for the much fabled mobile platform.
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.
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.
Here’s another video for today, we’ve already featured some info on the Palm Pre but we have yet to show a proper demo of it in action so here it is folks. Probably the best function I like about the Palm Pre is that it can multitask and keep multiple applications open at the same time.