Sprint has announced the upcoming availability of the long-awaited Palm Pixi smartphone, which features an exposed full QWERTY keyboard, 2.63″ multi-touch screen, durable rubberized back cover, 8GB on-board memory, and new Facebook application that lets users see and comment on all the latest news from friends as well as easily update their status, based on Palm webOS mobile platform.

Palm Pixi

“We are excited to offer the new Palm Pixi to our customers in time for the holiday season, and it’s a great addition to Sprint’s industry-leading device portfolio,” said Kevin Packingham, senior vice president for Product Development at Sprint. “Simply put, this phone is fun and easy to use; with its multi-touch screen and full QWERTY keyboard, it’s a great device for messaging and social networking at a price everyone can enjoy, and delivers so many of the great features people love about Palm Pre in a fantastic new form factor, making it a huge hit for consumers.”

Palm Pixi is scheduled to be available exclusively from Sprint on November 15 for $99.99, after a $50 instant rebate, $100 mail-in rebate and two-year service contract.