Since your phone number is linked to both your primary device and the Palm phone, your text messages will automatically sync between both granted you use the Verizon Messages app on both phones.
This new Palm is completely reinventing the old Palm. Palm's webOS went to LG, while Chinese gadget maker TCL snapped up the Palm name from HP in 2015, promising to recreate the brand in Silicon Valley.
Simply called "The Palm", this is a perfectly functional Android 8.1 smartphone with a custom skin and it can run the full version of your favourite Android apps. Its LCD display measures a scant 3.3 inches diagonally, but because its so small, the HD screen still has an impressive 445 pixels per inch. Palm is advertising as a device that you can use when you want to stay present in life.
The 12-megapixel rear camera probably won't be producing photos that impress, but may get the job done anyways. Again, the phone would not even be worth mentioning if it weren't for that Palm branding. So what should an individual do when their mobile device is as much a daily survival tool as it is a phone, but it can't always be easily carried around given the current trend for the-bigger-the-better type phones? Instead of having its own phone number, the Palm phone co-opts your existing Verizon phone number so you can technically use it away from your main phone if you need to.
Inside, the Palm phone is powered by a Snapdragon 435 with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
The Palm phone is running Android 8.1 and that means it can run all the apps you might expect, albeit smaller than you're used to.
The Fasetto Forum allows you to broadcast presentations on any device in a room, all through its own wifi signal.
Still, the Palm's very existence underscores a sad reality of today's smartphone industry. Being sold exclusively in the U.S. by the Verizon network, the provider is selling it in the same way as it approaches wearables, as a $349.99 add-on. It's decidedly less great that iMessages you received on a NumberShare-enabled iPhone won't get routed to the Palm.
There is a feature added to this device, called Life mode, which turns on the do not disturb mode on the device and the user won't be receiving call or notifications.
But the Palm Companion comes with a "Life" mode that silences all your notifications and even mutes any calls so you can focus on things in the real world - when you are out with friends, for example. It's as much a phone for your phone, as it is a phone for you.
I mean, the company is led by hip, young people who wear leather jackets and trendy knit sweaters, and I don't see anything Palm-like about the Palm Phone beyond its name.