Palm phone features 3.3-inch screen, now available unlocked for $349.99

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The Palm name made a comeback last year with the launch of the new Palm smartphone. When it first arrived, it was a companion phone exclusively available at Verizon, but after recently gaining the ability to work as a standalone device, it’s now shedding its Verizon exclusivity, too.

Palm is now taking pre-orders for the unlocked version of its small smartphone. It’s priced at $349.99, and for a limited time, customers who pre-order will get a free leather case with neck and wrist lanyards. Palm says that pre-ordered phones will ship in August 2019.

The unlocked Palm phone is compatible with GSM networks, including T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile. It includes GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and UMTS 1/2/4/5 support for 2G and 3G as well as 4G LTE bands 2/4/5/12/13/17/66. That means there’s no support for T-Mobile’s 600MHz LTE coverage, but the Palm phone does support T-Mo’s other LTE bands.

One of the main features of the Palm phone is its small size. It’s got a 3.3-inch HD LCD screen, which is positively tiny by 2019 standards. It runs Android 8.1 and has Play Store access, meaning you can install your favorite Android apps, and it’s got a special Fleksy keyboard that’ll let you use gestures or your voice to type. There’s also a button on the side of the Palm phone that you can double-press to quickly access the Google Assistant.

Inside the Palm phone’s IP68 water resistant body is 32GB of storage, 3GB of RAM, and an octa-core Snapdragon 435 processor. Palm has included 12MP rear and 8MP cameras, too, and the 800mAh will last you around 8 hours will full connectivity. You can stretch that out to all-day battery life by enabling Life Mode, which will silence incoming calls, texts, and notifications as long as the screen is off. When you wake the screen up, your notifications will come in like normal.

Does the Palm phone and its 3.3-inch screen interest you?

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  • Noremacam

    Palm’s legacy deserves better than this phone.

    • Car

      Here here!! Miss my Pre

  • Cai

    This is a joke, right? That piece of crap it’s not even worth 50 bucks

  • squiggleslash

    > Does the Palm phone and its 3.3-inch screen interest you?

    Hmm, let’s see:

    > the 800mAh will last you around 8 hours will full connectivity.

    Wait, what?

    > You can stretch that out to all-day battery life by enabling Life Mode, which will silence incoming calls, texts, and notifications as long as the screen is off. When you wake the screen up, your notifications will come in like normal.

    So it’s 8 hours when turned on, 24 hours if you turn it off, but you can turn it back on pretty quickly.

    And that’s for $350?

    Uhm, let’s look at that question again:

    > Does the Palm phone and its 3.3-inch screen interest you?

    Does it interest literally anyone on the planet outside of the kind of person who thought the Galaxy Nexus was a pretty good idea?

  • monkeysoup

    I would very much enjoy the size, but everything else is a total fail.

    It has an 800mAh battery that will last a long time if you turn everything off? Really? Who is the moron running the show? And why would I want this on T-Mobile without 600mHz support?

  • Pak T

    I see this as kind of the the smartwatch solution for people who do not want a watch but like the idea of something really small for certain times or activities.

    The two main problems I see with it are that it is not yet released (they are “taking orders”) and it is not on Android Pie? And of course the price. This should be a $199 price point at most.

  • steveb944

    I’m glad to see them expanding? The biggest downfall is an 8 hour battery.

  • Linx

    $350??? They must be still smoking meth over at Palm!

    • Jason Caprio

      Agreed. This is DOA at $350. Something like this should be priced at $89.99

  • Bklynman

    Why would anyone buy this phone? I can get Lg V20,30,G6 for less than $100. Or Galaxy 8,8+ for the anywhere from $200-$350. I will say this about it,it looks really great!

  • vikings football

    in terms of size, basically a flip phone without the flip