Android Tech News

Palm Is Back With a Tiny Phone That’ll Keep You Off Your Phone

Dave LeClair 02-11-2018

Before smartphones were in the pockets of just about everyone, many people used Palm devices to keep on track of their to-do list, calculations, and other day-to-day tasks. With the rise of iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and all the other always-connected devices, Palm faded into obscurity.


But now it’s back, at least in name. A new device sporting Palm branding, though actually made by TCL (the company that purchased the Palm name last year), is available right now for $349.99 exclusively through Verizon.

It’s not your traditional smartphone, and we’d even go as far as to say it’s quite weird.

What Is the New Palm Phone?

What’s interesting is that this isn’t a standalone phone designed to replace your current device. Instead, would-be buyers will need to add it to an existing line. Once activated, this would be the phone used when one wants to avoid the distractions offered by their larger, more feature-rich smartphones.

But it’s more confusing than that, because the phone isn’t limited in any major way other than its smaller size. It comes with Android 8.1 installed with full access to the Google Play Store and all the apps that live within.

Palm Is Back With a Tiny Phone That'll Keep You Off Your Phone palm dubs gold 265x500

To put it simply, it’s a little phone designed to prevent you from being distracted by your full-sized phone. It’s weird, but also quite an interesting concept.

If you’re still unsure about where this phone fits into our phone-loving world, you’re not alone. Here’s the quick pitch from Verizon:

“Ultra-portable and packed with premium features, it goes places your smartphone can’t.”

New Palm Specs

  • 7.5 hrs usage time (800mAh battery)
  • 12 MP camera
  • 720 x 1280 pixels display
  • 3.8 x 1.99 inches
  • 3 GB RAM
  • MSM8940, Octa-core 4 x 1.4GHz + 4 x 1.1GHz processor

How Do You Get One?

The Palm is available exclusively from Verizon for $349.99 (or $299.99 with a new 2-year contract). It’s out now in gold and titanium colors, and buyers can choose to have it shipped or they can pick it up from a local Verizon store.

As mentioned, it’s considered a companion phone, which means it’ll use your existing number and can’t be activated on a new line.

Smartphone addition is a very real thing, and it’s something many of suffer from. However, there are ways to curb your smartphone addiction The 5 Best Apps to Help You Fight Your Smartphone Addiction Are you addicted to your smartphone? These mobile apps will help you salvage your personal life and regain your productivity. Read More (if you actually want to)!

Image Credit: Verizon

Whatsapp Pinterest

Enjoyed this article? Stay informed by joining our newsletter!

Enter your Email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. TT
    November 7, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    i see the point, you dont carry both at the same time, they both work off the same phone number, i could use my s7 all day to work, then plug it in at home, take this one, put it my shirt pocket and go out for the night, dont need to deal with a large phone when you dont need it as much, lot easier to carry this thing around when you ll use it a lot less than your daily driver phone. And as a business owner i will always have a 2nd phone ready to go in case one needs a charge and i dont have to swap sim cards to a backup s7

  2. Paul Dwyane
    November 6, 2018 at 10:58 am

    This is a very nice list! Useful blog for those who wish to learn Spanish. One might also check out "Learn Spanish + by Vidalingua" another learning app. It’s a good one too and I use it everyday.

  3. fabrice
    November 5, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    Not seeing the point either. It's definitely a well-designed device, and it seems as user-friendly as other competitors, but this world doesn't need to get any warmer so people can have a third or fourth phone.
    One positive impact of this product might be that the big companies start making smaller smartphones in this friendly format instead of larger and larger devices.

  4. Khai
    November 3, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Hi, we heard you like phones so we made a phone so you can phone while you phone.....

    Sorry not really seeing the point. I already carry 2 phone daily (personal and work) and its annoying enough already.