Palm announced the unlocked version of the diminutive Palm Phone, which you can now pre-order from Palm’s website. The unlocked version won’t replace the existing Palm Phone.

Unlike the existing Palm Phone variants that must be used on Verizon’s network, the unlocked version works on GSM networks, such as T-Mobile and AT&T. Unfortunately, the unlocked Palm Phone doesn’t support CDMA networks, such as Verizon and Sprint.

The unlocked Palm Phone can be yours for $349.99. That’s not an insubstantial amount of money, since you can pick up the excellent Google Pixel 3a for only $50 more. Palm will throw in a free leather case with neck and wrist lanyards, which saves you $30.

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More important is what it tries to achieve. With the increasing prevalence of smartphones over the years brought with it an increased dependence to the point where phone addiction is now a talking point. With its small size and lower-tier specs, the Palm Phone tries to supplement your phone and not have you use it as much.

To quickly recap, the Palm Phone features a 3.3-inch display, 12MP rear camera, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, an 800mAh battery, and Android 8.1 Oreo.

The Palm Phone didn’t win us over in our review, but it might be just what some people are looking for. If you’re interested, you can pre-order the unlocked version at the link below.

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