Legendary PDA pioneer Palm is again as a zombie model, and it is launching a tiny smartphone.

In the event you recall, Palm, creator of the Palm Pilot and WebOS, bombed out of the smartphone market and was bought by HP. Palm died at HP after a brief run of tablets and smartphones, and ultimately Chinese language smartphone firm TCL snatched up the rights to the Palm model in 2014, and issues have been quiet since then. You may know TCL from operating that different smartphone zombie model, Blackberry.

Right this moment, TCL’s Palm presents itself as precise new firm with new co-founders, a brand new emblem, and an workplace in San Francisco. The corporate is launching the, uh, “Palm” telephone (Will we name it the Palm Palm?) and it is taking the “Palm” identify actually, with a tool sufficiently small to slot in the palm of your hand. The Palm Palm has a virtually microscopic Three.Three-inch show, and it measures simply 96.6mm tall by 50.6mm large, which is near the dimensions of a bank card. Palm is pitching the Palm as a “companion” machine to your essential smartphone, permitting you to go away your massive telephone behind and produce the Palm in a pockets, on a lanyard, or in any tiny pocket.

This tiny telephone additionally comes with a extremely tiny spec sheet. You are getting a Three.Three-inch 1280×720 show with a good 445ppi. That is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC (that is eight Cortex A53 cores, normally at 1.4GHz) 3GB of RAM, and an 800mAh battery. There’s 32GB of storage, a 12MP rear digital camera, 8MP entrance digital camera, IP68 mud and water resistance, USB-C, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and LTE.

The physique of the telephone is aluminum and comes with silver or gold accents. There is not any fingerprint reader, however there’s a face-unlock system that runs off the only entrance digital camera.

The telephone runs a personalized construct of Android eight.1 Oreo. The house display screen makes use of a cluster of icons that appears just like the Apple Watch. You possibly can swipe up from the underside of the display screen to carry up the “gesture pad,” a drawing interface that’s doing its finest to recall reminiscences of Palm’s “Graffiti” typing system. The gesture pad is not a keyboard, although; it is an app search operate. Simply draw the primary letter of the app you need. Typing on one thing this small might be a problem, however voice enter is an possibility, too. You can even double-press a aspect button to carry up the Google Assistant.

The machine is unique to Verizon, and with Verizon NumberShare, this telephone can get your SMS messages and calls alongside along with your essential telephone. It appears just like the objective is to promote loads of instances with this telephone. The press pictures present a lanyard, a small purse from Kate Spade, an armband, and a lanyard.

The Palm prices $349.99 and shall be out in November.


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