Palm announced this morning an impressive new addition to its webOS smartphone line dubbed Pixi. The smartphone, to initially be carried by Sprint, will feature many of the same high-end characteristics of the Palm Pre; albeit in a slimmer form factor. The dual-band CDMA2000/3G EVDO Rev. A Pixi features a 2.63-inch touchscreen with 18-bit 320 x 400 resolution, built-in GPS, integrated IM/SMS/MMS, a 2 megapixel camera with LED flash, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 8 GB of built-in memory, an accelerometer and proximity sensor, audio/video support, and support for Microsoft Exchange email. It also includes Synergy which integrates all of your personal information, such as your contacts, from various online sources into one area within the Pixi’s memory. Third-party applications are viewable as multi-view cards, and, of course, the Pixi will support background processing for applications. The Palm Pixi is slated for availability for the holiday season–no pricing has been announced–and you can sign up to be notified when it ships here. With the launch of the Pixi, the Palm Pre can now be had for $149.99 with a contract–$50 cheaper than its original price tag.