If you're a fan of classic Palm devices and the company's heritage, you might want to be seated for this. Android Police Just published photos of what is said to be an upcoming Palm-branded smartphone from TCL, and it's … definitely bizarre. The quirky device, the code name Pepito, has a 3.3 inch 720p screen. It's smaller than the original iPhone screen, if you try to imagine the scale. It's also thinner than the screen on the latest phone that Palm has ever sent – Pre 3 – back, it was still owned by HP.
There is only one page button visible on this item. The Pepito ̵
From a design point of view, it seems at least a small reminder of the shining pebble vibration Palm had done with Pre, but I think it's there compliments my must quit. Between the ugly camera on the back, which looks like it should be a dual camera, but not and what happens to that logo … sheesh. Palm? Or is it Plam? Why should there be a line change?
It's definitely a place for small, minimalist phones in today's world; They can be useful if you try to spend less hours staring on a screen and just want to use it for the basics. The battery in Pepito is apparently only 800mAh, so this may very well be the kind of product that TCL has in mind. (And no, there is no headphone jack on this teeny thing.)
What a nice, funky gadget. Maybe it will take some surprises. But there is not much about what seems very good, Palm.
Wow on the casual iPhone TV pill-shaped ripoff. Ouch on the prehistoric screen size. And wtf on PA
– Vlad Savov (@vladsavov) August 9, 2018