Palm Devices to make a return in 2018 says TCL: Report

After Nokia and BlackBerry is it the turn of Palm to be revived?

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Highlights

    • A report says that Palm might make a comeback in 2018
    • Palm was sold to TCL corporation in 2014
    • TCL might be launching a whole new lineup of Palm devices in early 2018

Palm was once a huge name in the handheld gadget industry, there was a time when everybody used to carry a Palm branded PDA or a mobile phone. However, the company wasn’t able to survive the time tides and ceased operations in 2010, after which it got sold to HP in the same year. HP after buying the company released new tablets and mobile phones with the webOS operating system, it was a huge failure and in 2013 the webOS team was sold to LG and, in 2014, the Palm brand name was sold TCL Corporation. Today, a new report has surfaced stating that TCL will be introducing new Palm branded devices in early 2018.

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A Netherland-based site Android Planet has reported that during IFA 2017 TCL Corporations Marketing Manager Mr. Stefan Streit, told them that the company will launch a line of new Palm devices in 2018. He did not say what kind devices will the company launch. However, we do think that the company will be launching a new smartphone lineup.

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TCL already sells mobile devices with the Alcatel branding around the world, and it also got the rights to sell mobile devices with BlackBerry branding across various parts of the world back in 2016. Recently, BlackBerry and Nokia were relaunched and they were a huge success due to the lineage they had. TCL might go ahead and play on the fact that Palm had a great lineage and they are making a comeback.