Palm's tiny companion phone launches November 2, costs $350

Palm's tiny companion phone launches November 2, costs $350
Just over a week ago, the Palm was announced as a Verizon exclusive that would act as a companion phone for larger devices. Today, Big Red has confirmed that the smartphone’s release date and its pricing.

Presumably, the idea of a companion device won’t interest most customers, but those who are keen on purchasing the device will be pleased to know that sales commence next week, on November 2. Consumers will have the choice of purchasing it at the full retail price of $349.99 or with a two-year contract for $299.99. Alternatively, Verizon customers can acquire by paying 24 monthly payments of $14.58.

For those unaware, Palm features an extremely small 3.3-inch 720p display and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 435. This is coupled with a respectable 32GB of internal storage, which should be enough to install all your favorite apps, and 3GB of RAM. Also, just in case people want to take pictures with this companion device, a 12-megapixel rear sensor is included alongside an 8-megapixel selfie snapper. Lastly, the smartphone comes running Android 8.1 Oreo straight out of the box complete with a heavily customized UI which has been adapted to the small display.

While this device will remain entirely exclusive to Verizon in the US, consumers based in the UK will also be able to get their hands on the device eventually through Vodafone, who will be stocking the smartphone exclusively for six months. However, the release date and pricing remains unclear at the moment.

source: Verizon

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11 Comments

1. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 99; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

What kind of madness is this !! LOL

2. Venom

Posts: 2825; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

$350, smh. This is DOA.

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2101; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Palm give it up. I remember when I got a pair of TouchPad's on a fire sale...It was one of the worse OS experiences...Laggy, slow, limited multitasking, reboots, and freezes. Pretty bad.

6. toukale

Posts: 598; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

This is not the Palm of yesterday, they are just licensing the name. HP owns the Palm name and HP is obviously not involve here.

4. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

"Let's make phones bigger every year so we can sell tiny phones as special devices at high price."

5. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

Utterly useless device.

7. baldilocks

Posts: 1424; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

While I don't see this doing well, I also think that it's time to end exclusive carrier contracts.

8. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

*cough* Google and Motorola *cough*

9. worldpeace

Posts: 3075; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

$350? What about $35? That's the best I can do.

10. MartyvH

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

My iPhone SE is serving the same purpose. I'm taking it places where I don't want to take my Xs and it is excellent for that.

11. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

Agree with your point 100%. The SE works great overall, but it's already really small. This Palm phone is even smaller than a 3.5" iPhone...

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