Palm opens pre-orders for its standalone smartphone, offers free leather case

Palm opens pre-orders for its standalone smartphone, offers free leather case
After launching the Palm Phone as a companion to your smartphone back in November, the US company decided that it would have been better to offer it as a standalone phone. In early April, Verizon started to sell the Palm Phone as a standalone smartphone, so you wouldn't need a second phone.

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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  • Display 3.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Octa-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 800 mAh(3.33h talk time)

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12 Comments

1. User123456789

Posts: 914; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Of course it can last much longer than iphone per charge.

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7363; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

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.

2. tokuzumi

Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

This might be the right phone to use as a replacement for my mom's Blackberry DTEK50 I got for her a couple years ago.

3. bucknassty

Posts: 1337; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

350 is a joke.... come on

4. japkoslav

Posts: 1505; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

$350? What a joke.

5. JcHnd

Posts: 280; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Why tho... \_-_-_/

6. CDexterWard

Posts: 75; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

The move from companion to standalone should have come with double or triple the battery size and at least double the storage. Oh and about a 70% price reduction.

7. bbycrts

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 05, 2018

The size and specs are fine - except the battery which is ridiculous. Oh, and that price!

8. Cat97

Posts: 1890; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

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.

9. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Would you like them to also bedazzle it and throw in a Starbucks sugar rainbow drink to match your personality since it's not pretty enough for you?....

11. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

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.

12. hopper

Posts: 75; Member since: May 08, 2017

will wait for fire sale :)

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