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Meet Palm, an ultra-mobile smartphone companion that keeps you connected and present

Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Mobile Platform, Palm lets you customize your favorite mobile apps and functions to minimize distractions and increase mobility.

Qualcomm inventions help enable our customers to innovate in new markets, and that’s exactly what’s happening with an entirely new class of mobile device from Palm, pioneers of the PDA back in the late 90s. We love all of the ways our smartphones keep us connected, but sometimes we just want to live in the moment. The Palm mobile companion lets you do just that by giving you the power to determine how the technology enhances — rather than dominates — your life.

Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Mobile Platform, Palm isn't just smaller, it’s smarter and faster than ever before. The device syncs with your smartphone and runs Android OS so you can run your favorite apps and features. You can also customize the device notifications and controls with unique features like Life Mode, Quick Actions, Voice Assistant and Gesture Pad. With Palm, you receive notifications how and when you want, so you can stay connected but not consumed by your smartphone.

Palm is water-resistant, about the size of a credit card (1.99 x 3.80 x 0.29 inches), and weighs about 2.5 ounces. It can go anywhere — whether you’re out for a run or out with friends. In fact, Palm is so discreet in size and weight that you can wear it around your neck or slip it into a small pocket.

Palm syncs with iPhones and Android phones with Verizon’s new NumberShare technology, which designates your smartphone’s mobile number as the “host” and shares your number with compatible devices. Using the speed and connectivity of Snapdragon 435, Palm has a unique feature called Life Mode, which allows you to talk, text, and receive emails and notifications on your own terms. When the screen is off, the feature turns on Airplane Mode unless you’re talking on the phone, streaming music, or using the GPS. When you wake the screen, Palm is connected again, and your notifications will come through.

Accessibility and speed of use were clearly the key attributes that Palm creators focused on when developing this device — you can simply use your voice to access your favorite social media (like Snapchat or Instagram), exercise (like Strava or Runkeeper), and listen to music apps (like Spotify or Pandora). Palm's Quick Actions give you efficient and customizable control of your favorite apps and tasks. For instance, you create an event, send an email, post on social, or play your favorite song with a few taps on the home screen.

Palm’s connected features are enabled by the Snapdragon X9 LTE modem, which supports Category 7 downlink speeds of up to 300 Mbps and Category 13 uplink speeds of up to 150 Mbps. Additionally, it also supports advanced Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO.

The device has two cameras — a 12MP rear-facing camera and a 8MP front-facing camera. Because Palm is powered by the Snapdragon 435, it has an integrated Qualcomm Adreno 505 GPU, which is designed to process realistic scenes and subjects captured by the cameras at low power. Support for Full HD at 60 frames per second ensures that Palm also displays crystal-clear video on its 3.3-inch screen.

Palm is designed for life on the go, giving you smarter control over how you stay connected to the digital world. Palm's goal is to bring people out of their tech and into their lives. With Palm, you have the freedom to be connected and present, so you can be in the moment when life comes calling.

Qualcomm Snapdragon and Qualcomm Adreno are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

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