Another company inspiring to the mindset of, “if you can’t beat them join them”. Blackberry saw the evolution of Android burst on the scene with the G1, Hero, and the Droid. We literally saw the changing of the guard begin at Verizon, as the Storm 2 was quickly overtaken by the Droid. Nokia went from a Windows exclusive, threatening to challenge Android in 2013, to becoming a budget android phone. And now Palm, the creators of the Treo and Pre line of phones, challenged Android in 2010 and now is the latest conquered company to adopt Android.
The Palm Pepito will come with a 3.3 inch 720 P LCD screen, 800 mAh battery, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, Snapdragon 435, and no headphone jack. In an era where we are striving for larger displays, bigger batteries, and the most powerful hardware, this phone is not going to compete. This is clearly meant to be a budget phone.
Those on Verizon wanting something different may gravitate to this phone. Especially if a person was a Palm Pre owner feeling a little nostalgic. I could see this being part of a holiday deal for Verizon. With the right amount of promotional material to pull on those nostalgia strings, this could be a sleeper hit.
Source: Android Police