I really hated Palm’s devices the past couple of years. Why? I wrote I hated their small screens. I still do.
But recently I got a look at the smartphone that HP will be announcing in an hour and a half. More on that later today.
What is it? The smallest little phone I’ve ever seen. It’s like a large pebble in your hand. Smooth and really nice to hold.
This still sucks as a competitor for the iPhone or Android.
But they’ve made it so small now that the thing I hated (small screen, which isn’t good for really doing work) is now an attribute.
Because I could see owning this as a second phone. A “date” phone.
Because it’s so small it helps me keep my online addiction at bay. But it still lets me tweet or look at the web in an emergency.
Women are gonna love it.
People who don’t want to look like a geek on their nights out will love it.
That’s the “small” thing HP/Palm is announcing today. I’ll get you some video and photos.
Congrats to HP/Palm on turning around my objection to your crappy small screens and making that a real product attribute.
That’s what they mean in the announcement by “small.” The “big” is their 10-inch tablet. I haven’t seen that or the services that will power all these things. More later today.
I got that image over on the Everything Pre website. Watch that and Techmeme for more.