Re: Oh look, they re invented the HTC Touch Diamond.
That's not profit it's theft.
It's whatever the market will bare, sadly.
I, too, want a small, usable cell phone, like the 3.5" or 4.0" phones of old. Things you could throw in your pocket, charge every couple of days (or weeks), rather than mini-tablets that struggle to retain a charge for a day, scratch if you breath on them, require hip holsters or special carrying cases, can't be used with one hand, and cost five times what my Nokias did ten years ago.
I picked up a Samsung S7 refurb over the summer for Cdn$200 (about £115), because at 5.1", it was the smallest usable phone I could find. And at 5.1" it boasted about having a "one-handed mode", as if this were an oddity.
Hard to believe that when Steve Jobs rolled out iPhone 1.0, he actually apologized for the size of the overly large 3.5" phone. Today, phones with the word "compact" in their name clock in at 4.7" or larger.
There are 4" phones available out there, yes. But they're universally horribly underpowered and practically unusable. This Palm iteration is practically the only thing I've seen that even tries to be usable.
If it weren't for the fact that my Pebble smartwatch requires an Android or IOS application to connect to the phone, I would probably switch back to my Nokia C3 or 5130.