Palm phone

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The Palm phone is a small phone that substitute for you regular phone when you want it very portable. It is available November 2018.


[edit] Update

As of April 2019 this phone can now be used as a separate phone with its own phone number with expanded coverage as an Android phone. In addition to its expanded service capabilities, Palm says the new model has improved cameras and a software update that will extend battery life. Note that the existing phone cannot be upgraded but can be traded in for this new phone.

[edit] Overview

The Palm phone, also called the Palm-Palm is a pocket size phone with a 3.3" screen. Currently this is only available for Verizon phone service. Will sync with Android phones or iPhones. Shares the same phone number as the main phone. Price: $350, less with service contract currently on sale for $199 until May.

Runs Android 8.1, download you favorite apps. Use Google Assistant for one hand operation. Play music, create events, reply to texts, or get directions—using just your voice. Just double-press the side button to get started.

The Gesture Pad allows you to quickly search any shortcut on your Palm with a swipe of the finger from your lock screen. To display the Gesture Pad, swipe your finger up on the bottom drawer on the lock screen. This is reminiscent of the old Palm product. The unit is designed by many of the same people. Sketch a letter and a list of all apps starting with that letter will appear for selection. Uses a fleksy keyboard.

[edit] Specifications

  • Processor: 1.4 GHz Qualcomm® 435 snapdragon processor. Octa-core CPU
  • Display: 3.3” HD Display - 445 ppi high pixel density LCD, 720 x 1280 pixels
    • Glass: Impact resistant front and rear Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Cameras: 12MP rear camera with flash + 8MP front camera
    • new phone does 720p video.
  • Construction: Crafted billet aluminum mid-frame
  • Waterproof: IP68 water and dust resistant
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • Battery: 800mAh non-removable battery
    • Battery Information: All-day use With Life Mode, Palm gets an all-day battery life with typical use:
      • Talk-Time: Up to 3 hours and 20 minutes
      • GPS Workout: Up to 4 hours and 45 minutes
      • Music LTE Streaming: Up to 5 hours and 30 minutes
      • Music Wi-Fi Streaming: Up to 6 hours
      • Local Music Playback: Up to 9 hours and 30 minutes
      • Music Over LTE + GPS Workout: Up to 3 hours outdoor workout with streaming audio, GPS, and LTE
    • Standby Time: 3+ days
    • Charge Time: 50% at 31 minutes, 100% at 68 minutes using USB.
  • Audio: Dual-purpose single front speaker
  • Sensors: G-Sensor, Glonass GPS, Proximity, E-compass, Gyro
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE,
    • Bluetooth: 4.2 low energy
    • WLAN 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz)
    • Non-removable nano SIM
  • USB-C for charging and USB connection.
  • OS: Android 8.1
  • Security: Face recognition, using proprietary optical sensor to unlock the phone, but not 3D (not secure enough for mobile payments)
  • Dimensions: 50.6 x 96.6 x 7.4mm (3.8" x 2.0" x 0.3" HWD)
  • Weight: 62.5 grams (2.2 ounces)
  • Colors: Available in titanium and gold

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