Stephen Curry poses with co-founders of the latest incarnation of Palm. Photo: Ina Fried/Axios

In basketball, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry thrives when he gets a nice big screen. Off the court, he is pitching a very small screen.

The big picture: Curry is an investor, advisor and pitchman for the Palm, a 3-inch Android smartphone sold by Verizon as a complement to the bigger devices most people carry. Asked what attracted him to the notion of a smaller smartphone, Curry said it allows him to be connected, while not being distracted.

"You're not missing anything, but you're not consumed by that big old screen," Curry said late Monday, following the Warriors 116-108 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. It was also the night where Curry handed out Palm devices to each of his teammates.

  • A benefit, Curry said, is that Coach Steve Kerr hates when players are using their phones in the locker room. The Palm, he told his teammates, could go unnoticed.
  • Curry said it's even made an iPhone guy like him consider adopting Android for his main phone. "Actually, a little bit."

History lesson: The Palm brand has kicked around quite a bit since its days adorning the original personal digital assistant. It powered several lines of smartphones, landing at HP, which then sold the brand again.

Go deeper

Updated 54 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Politics: Ex-FDA chief: Pence campaigning after COVID exposure puts others at risk — Mark Meadows: "We are not going to control the pandemic"— COVID-19 looms over White House Halloween celebrations.
  2. Health: 13 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week — Fauci says maybe we should mandate masks if people don't wear themU.S. reports over 80,000 new cases for second consecutive day.
  3. World: Italy tightens restrictions Spain declares new state of emergency.

Amy Coney Barrett's immediate impact

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

In her first week on the job, Amy Coney Barrett may be deciding which votes to count in the presidential election. By her third week, she’ll be deciding the fate of the Affordable Care Act.

Where it stands: The Senate votes on Barrett’s nomination tomorrow. If she’s confirmed, Chief Justice John Roberts is expected to swear her in at the Supreme Court within hours, an administration official tells Axios.

Texas Democrats beg Biden to spend now

Photo: Ron Jenkins/Getty Images

The Biden campaign is rebuffing persistent pleas from Texas Democrats to spend at least $10 million in the Lone Star state, several people familiar with the talks tell Axios.

Why it matters: If Texas — which has 38 electoral votes and is steadily getting more blue, but hasn't backed a Democrat for president since 1976 — flipped to the Biden column, it would be game over. But the RealClearPolitics polling average stubbornly hovers at +2.6 for Trump — and Team Biden appears more focused on closer targets.