It has been many, many years since we last heard about the Palm brand, especially since HP acquired the company way back in 2010. However it seems that Palm will be making a comeback in 2018, thanks to TCL who acquired the several years ago (who also holds the license to make BlackBerry smartphones).
This is according to a report from Android Planet (via Mobile Syrup) where in an interview with the company’s marketing manager Stefan Streit, he revealed that the company will be unveiling new Palm-branded products in 2018. It was not mentioned if these would be smartphones or whether they will continue to run on webOS, but we wouldn’t be surprised if they were Android-powered smartphones since this strategy seems to be working for TCL’s BlackBerry phones.
For those unfamiliar, Palm could be considered to be one of the pioneers of smartphones, or at least phones considered to be much smarter and functional than the feature phones back in the day. Unfortunately maybe they were ahead of their time as their devices were limited to business users, versus regular users who were pretty content with the phones that they had.
It will be interesting to see how the Palm brand will hold up in today’s market, but if Nokia is making a comeback, we suppose Palm making a comeback of their own is possible as well.
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