Yes, Palm is back, and not in the way you remember. Verizon has just unveiled “Palm,” a device that’s larger than a smartwatch, but more compact than a regular mobile phone. At $349, this 2.2-ounce, credit card-sized mobile boasts a 3.3-inch HD display, an octa-core Snapdragon 435 chipset, 3GB of RAM, and must be linked to an existing Verizon Wireless account. Its creators, ex-Samsung design executives Dennis Miloseski and Howard Nuk, said they wanted to invent a new category of mobile devices for on-the-go activities, such as working out, going to a concert, or taking a weekend getaway. Continue reading for another hands-on video, more pictures and information.
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“The new Palm’s insistence that we don’t really need the high-powered phones we lug around with us everywhere rings true (for me, at least), and I can see the allure of a life where I don’t need to be staring at my massive phone screen all day. Palm is a classic brand, and for now at least, the new guys in charge seem to be pushing the right kind of retro. Whether that’s enough to stage a comeback will take some time to figure out,” reports Engadget.