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Palm’s Puny Phone is Launching Next Week

by Danny Zepeda | October 26, 2018October 26, 2018 6:30 am PST

Palm made its long-awaited comeback last week with the introduction of its tiny phone, which is meant to be a companion to your primary phone. It’s an uncommon take on what a phone should be. If that’s something you want to experience, you can pick one up as early as next week.

The Palm device will go on sale starting November 2 through Verizon—the phone’s exclusive carrier—and it’ll cost $300 on a two-year contract or $350 outright. Thankfully, you do not need to get an additional data plan for it but you will need to get Verizon’s NumberShare service, which costs $10 a month.

Essentially, the device will act similarly to a companion tablet—you need to pay an additional $10 to use the extra device on your carrier plan, just one is specific to data and the other shares the number.

Among the features the Palm device offers includes a 3.3-inch LCD display, Snapdragon 435 processor, 3GB of RAM, IP68, and a 12MP main camera.

There’s no denying the Palm is an intriguing experiment. It’s meant to act as a stripped down phone, encouraging users to use their main device less. Will that actually appeal to consumers? That remains to be seen.


Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...