Palm opens pre-orders for its standalone smartphone, offers free leather case
by Cosmin Vasile / Jun 18, 2019, 7:18 AM
Today, the Verizon's exclusivity over the Palm Phone is over, as the smartphone is now available for pre-order through Palm.com. Also, customers who pre-order the standalone phone will not only get free shipping, but also a free Palm Leather Case with neck and wrist lanyards.
It's important to note that the Palm Phone now comes unlocked, which means it can be used with any US carrier, including AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and MetroPCS.
As far as the price goes, customers can place a pre-order for an unlocked Palm Phone for $350. Apart from being able to pre-order the standalone device in the US, Palm announced that customers can purchase the smartphone in the following countries: Germany (Vodafone), Hong Kong (3), Japan, Spain (Vodafone and Movistar), and the UK (Vodafone).
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Of course it can last much longer than iphone per charge.
posted on Jun 18, 2019, 7:24 AM 1
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The $350 for a small 3.3" 720p LCD display is definitely a no go. Then to top it off it has a SD 435 SoC. Not that this SD 435 is bad or anything, but you can buy a $100 smartphone with the same SoC, and even get a larger and higher resolution screen as well. Instead of paying $350 for the Palm phone. You could just add $50 more and get a superior Pixel 3a, which has a better AMOLED display that is not only higher in resolution, but also supports HDR. The Pixel 3a already has a better camera which supports night sight and portrait mode. Does this Palm phone support any of that? No. I loved Palm in the day, but for that price, it's just too much in 2019.
posted on Jun 18, 2019, 1:36 PM 0
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Really, the idea is good, but the execution is beyond stupid. I mean, 800 mAh is a joke of a battery. Put in at least a 1800mAh battery and make it as bezel-less as possible while keeping the same size, and then we are talking about a usable phone.
posted on Jun 18, 2019, 11:28 AM 1
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That's too funny, but I do agree. A battery that small just isn't practical nowadays. I'm really surprised that Palm is still trying to do something. I once owned the Palm Treo 650 more than a decade ago before the smartphone era.
posted on Jun 18, 2019, 5:10 PM 1
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