"Verizon Launches Palm with small 3.3" HD Display & Android 8.1

You get a 800 mAh battery which thanks to the fact that the device is very small, allows it to stay on for plenty of time.

Basically, the company wanted to create a new category of mobile devices for on-the-go activities, like working out, going to a concert, or taking a weekend getaway. "Palm died at HP after a short run of tablets and smartphones, and eventually Chinese smartphone company TCL snatched up the rights to the Palm brand in 2014, and things have been quiet since then".

Trying to figure out exactly who this is for seems challenging, but Palm sees a niche for those that want a device that lets them escape the constant notifications of their own handset, without cutting out the mod cons.

National Basketball Association superstar Stephen Curry also is a Palm backer, potentially giving the device some cachet among younger customers. The company was also known for being responsible in the development of webOS. Also, why are there Android apps on the Palm phone if it's supposed to cut down your smartphone usage while you focus on more important things? In that case, this device is easy to carry along while you are on a track, or in the gym or even while going for a walk with your dog. It features a 3.3-inch screen and a 2.2 oz weight, limiting what's possible with the phone.

The $349 gadget, sold only in the USA by Verizon Wireless, will combine up with the current smartphone yet has its own cell radio that requires an extra $10 charge on the monthly wireless bill. The phone will be available next month for US$349.99 only as an add-on to an existing Verizon line. The front and rear sides of the phone features Corning Gorilla Glass.

The device is powered by a Snapdragon 435 processor, and 3GB of RAM.

So there's a dedicated "Life Mode" (which to be honest sounds just like an airplane mode, really) that turns on a do not disturb-like setting and limits connectivity options, doubling therefore as a batter saving option. It has a miniscule 800mAh battery and surprisingly has a USB-C charging port, and runs Android 8.1 Oreo.

Why force yourself to use a 3.3-inch screen that has an unfamiliar user interface and can't deliver the same power or experience as a real smartphone? At the front is a selfie camera of 8-megapixel.

"There's a single virtual button on the bottom". When Life Mode is turned on, not only do notifications get silenced, but all of the wireless radios are also turned off as well.

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