Subject: General Tech | October 15, 2018 - 01:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: palm, tcl, mobile phone
As strange as it seems, TCL is launching a new Palm product which is thankfully not running a new version of WebOS but instead has gone with Android 8.1. The phone is very cute, with a tiny 3.3" display, and a body of 96.6x50.6mm (3.8x2") in total. Inside you will find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, 3GB of RAM, and an 800mAh battery, for connectivity USB-C, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and LTE. This Palm will fit in your hand and you won't get a lot of things done with the minimalist hardware, providing the similarity to a kitten, including the powerful attraction some will feel towards it.
Ars Technica has the rest of what is known about the Palm Palm here, including what TCL imagines you will use it for.
"If you recall, Palm, creator of the Palm Pilot and WebOS, bombed out of the smartphone market and was purchased by HP. 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."
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