Nice find. I hadn’t seen this phone yet. I would love to use this Palm mini phone as my only phone. I really hope that Republic can add it as a supported phone. As a Companion phone is an intriguing idea but probably on a higher complexity level. Just supporting the phone would be awesome.
The small phone space has been pretty limited over the last few years. One of the only small ones that still has higher end hardware is the Sony Xperia Compact line… which Republic also unfortunately doesn’t support. This Palm phone is also smaller than that. The Sony is more similar in size to the Moto X1.
I don’t like the new trend of phones getting bigger and bigger. Prior to Republic, I used an iPhone 3 and that was a great size. It looks like this Palm is a similar size so that is exciting.
I used the Moto X1 since Republic released that up until last year and when I first got that phone I thought it was too big, but quickly got used to it. I think that size phone or smaller is the perfect size. I can reach anywhere with my thumb easily when holding the phone with 1 hand.
I’ve tried and looked at a bunch of phones over the last 2 years and they all feel too big.
I’ve been using a Moto G5 over the last year which was my wife’s phone before she got a new one. I had to upgrade from the Moto X1 as it was just getting too slow with the latest app updates for the apps that I used regularly. I’m still not used to the size and think it is too big even after a year.
I really hope that Republic will be able to add some smaller phones. I’m glad at least some companies are making smaller ones even though the trend for most seem to be bigger and bigger.