While the whole world is moving in the direction of increasing the size of the screen of a mobile phone, Palm takes a step back – literally. The new “ultra mobile” phone company is very difficult to describe in words, it is better to show. The main task of the device is to conduct a watershed between smartphones and smart watches (that is, smart watches). A startup creating a product uses a variety of design elements for miniature devices, from Samsung to Frog Design. And yet, the device most closely resembles an iPhone, stung to a 3.3-inch display. The first iPhone, as you remember, had a 3.5-inch display – but in 11 years, much has changed.
Most importantly, this device fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. Palm means palm.
Something in between a smart watch and a smartphone
However, an attractive appearance will not be enough to convince a large circle of people to pay $ 349 for the category of product they see for the first time. A number of problems contribute to this. To begin with, in the United States is an exclusive operator Verizon. This means that the further distribution of new items will be problematic.
For the rest, the reborn Palm represents freedom from 6-inch “shovels.” And given the growing popularity of smart watches, one can only wonder where the next trend of mobile devices will lead us. Personally, I would gladly change my “plus” to something smaller. As they say older people, “to call.”
Palm runs Android 8.1 out of the box. Also, the device is waterproof according to the IP68 standard and is equipped with a 800-mAh battery – this is not much, but do not forget that the screen is also small, so charging is enough for “a whole day”. The stuffing also includes 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of cumulative memory and a Snapdragon 435 processor. For a smartphone, this is very weak, but for the “ultra mobile” – the very thing. In the end, this category still did not exist.