The Palm is a smartphone with a 3.3 inch, 720p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a $350 price tag.
It’s the first Palm-branded smartphone to be announced since 2010, but this isn’t the same Palm that brought us PalmOS and webOS.
The new Palm smartphone runs Google Android 8.1 software with a custom user interface and it comes from a California-based startup that now owns the rights to the Palm name.
As expected, the new phone is a Verizon exclusive, and it will sell for $350 if you buy it outright. You can also save $50 and get one for $300 if you sign up for a 2-year plan with Verizon or you can pay full price but spread out your payments in 24 installments of $14.58 each.
The phone will be available in two colors: “Titanium” or “Gold” and Verizon is also introducing a line of accessories including cases, sleeves, and wrist straps — something that makes sense when you’re talking about a phone this small, I guess.
The Palm measures just 3.8″ x 2″, making the phone about the size of a credit card.
One thing that’s tough to fit in a phone that small? A big battery. So it’s unsurprising that the Palm doesn’t have one: the phone has an 800 mAh battery and the company that makes it only promises up to 8 hours of battery life.
This is a smartphone designed for people who don’t actually want to use a smartphone very much.
Other features include a 12MP rear camera and 8MP front-facing camera and it’s rater IP68 for protection against dust and water. The phone supports 4G LTE, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2 and 802.11b/g/n WiFi.