Palm's availability on the market has been limited, since it was only available through Verizon. That is, until today. Palm has announced the unlocked version of its standalone smartphone, and it's now available for pre-order from its online storefront at $349.
Today's announcement marks another step in Palm's effort to rid its device of certain limitations that have been in place for quite some time. If you recall, the company introduced the standalone model in April of this year, expanding its functionality beyond being a secondary device with no SIM card of its own to becoming your main handset, complete with its own number and data plan.
The latest turn of events also marks an expanded availability for Palm, albeit in the U.S. only. In addition to Verizon, the handset can also be used with other major carriers in the country including AT&T, T-Mobile, and MetroPCS.
Dennis Miloseski, co-founder at Palm, said:
“With so many cellular options available in the U.S., we wanted our customers to be able to choose how they use and how they connect their Palm. We received a huge response from digital minimalists looking to just carry their essentials, families wanting to connect kids with less distraction, and athletes desiring powerful connectivity on the go, so we made Palm available to them across more mobile networks in the U.S.”
To recap, Palm features a 3.3-inch display, 12MP rear camera, and an 8MP selfie snapper. Under the hood, it packs 32GB of storage and runs Android 8.1. The phone comes in Titanium and Gold color variants, and shipping is scheduled to kick off in August. It will ship with a free leather case with neck and wrist lanyards.