The Palm Pixi, the second webOS handset from the smartphone company, is now available in the US. With a candybar form factor, as opposed to the Pre's slider design, the new phone is on sale exclusively through Sprint.

American consumers wanting the new device will need to stump up $99.99 (after a $100 rebate) and sign up to a 2-year contract.

The slimline 3G Pixi gets a 2.63-inch, 320 x 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.

Here in the UK O2, which currently offers the Palm Pre, has expressed an interest in offering the Pixi, but a launch is yet to be confirmed.