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Palm PVG100 phone with Android 8.1 Oreo gets certified

Palm PVG100 phone with Android 8.1 Oreo gets certified
Disclaimer: The phone in the picture above is NOT the new Palm PVG100, but the old Palm Pre 2.

TCL purchased Palm more than three years ago, but the Chinese company decided to keep the brand buried rather than reviving it. TCL owns the license to manufacture and sell BlackBerry smartphones, which seems to be what it's been focusing on in the last couple of years.

The good news is Palm's time might have come, as a new device tagged with model number PVG100 has just received its FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and Wi-Fi Alliance certifications.

Unfortunately, nothing about the phone's specs has transpired from the official documents filed at these regulatory agencies. However, we do know that the Palm PVG100 is a smartphone that runs Android 8.1 Oreo, which means that TCL will most likely launch it this year.

Palm PVG100 phone with Android 8.1 Oreo gets certified

We've heard about a mysterious Palm smartphone that could be headed to Verizon back in March. Combining that rumor with today's data, we wouldn't be surprised to see Palm being revived at some point this year.

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28 Comments

tangbunna

Posts: 414; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

$39 phone

jm405

Posts: 81; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Looks like a bluetooth mouse.

matistight

Posts: 855; Member since: May 13, 2009

With android?

audibot

Posts: 570; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

its shaped after a pebble out of water also the greatest phone ever you can thank them for everything you have on yiour iphone and android

warrenellis93

Posts: 513; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

i loved the original palm pre

darkkjedii

Posts: 30342; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What! That’s good news, the Pre was one of my all time favs.

leemc8

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 06, 2018

Instead of being negative why don't you keyboard pussy f**kers give a product a chance! Instead of sucking Apple dick and licking Samsung balls say something that other people may actually give a f**k for once!

bambamboogy02

Posts: 814; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I like Samsungs dick and Apple Balls, thank you very much.

SyCo87

Posts: 252; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

It looks dated now. What do expect from people, to be happy about an old looking smartphone? If they'd refreshed the hardware, I'm sure more people would've been estatic.

audibot

Posts: 570; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

its does say this is a pic of the old phone not they new phone read people read

Nine1Sickness

Posts: 882; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Anger level: 98

Rager722

Posts: 562; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Samsung gave you ligma.

erolva35

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 18, 2017

What he said

Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3019; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Most likely a placeholder of sorts to gauge market response. Now, if a report surfaces in the next week or so that Matias Duarte has left his VP post at Google to go work for TCL, then sh*t's gonna get real.

TangoIndiaMike

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 16, 2017

This image is for the old Palm people..... The PVG100 will look different

TangoIndiaMike

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 16, 2017

This image is for the old Palm people..... The PVG100 will look different

Nostromo79

Posts: 164; Member since: Jun 22, 2016

A descendant of my favorite phone, the Palm Treo 650, that I used on Sprint for several years.

darkkjedii

Posts: 30342; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I had the 750p

Nostromo79

Posts: 164; Member since: Jun 22, 2016

Great smartphones well ahead of their time. I still have my Treo 650 which can power up and display what I had on it up until November 2006. I bought a new, old stock Treo 800w in 2016 as a curiosity from a seller on Ebay and it can perform web searches when connected to WiFi.

darkkjedii

Posts: 30342; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Awesome devices in their day. I loved mine, all around great phone.

emjoigently

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

Damn you guys. For a moment there I thought we were getting the Rebirth of the Pre pebble form factor.

palmguy

Posts: 947; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Paaaaaaaaaalm!

andynaija

Posts: 1216; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Haha I'm sure you're glad!!

Elvis358

Posts: 189; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Can't wait to see the design !

Nostromo79

Posts: 164; Member since: Jun 22, 2016

I recently saw BlackBerry's KEY2 and that design reminded me of what Palm's Treos were all about circa 2004-2007. I saw ads for the upcoming Palm Treo 650 in airports throughout 2004 and the ad campaign resonated with me; those were some effective ads. Major airports had a Palm Store in that era and usually seemed to have decent floor traffic. Exciting times in my opinion.

andynaija

Posts: 1216; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

This is actually perfect timing, especially with Android Pie release and it's new gestures. Let's hope for the best and see what TCL has planned.

domfonusr

Posts: 925; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

The original Palm Pre, while I never owned one, certainly did have some appeal for me back then. If TCL can retain at least some of the looks of the Palm Pre (the "polished river pebble" look), make sure it has a smaller screen (4.5-inches or less, hopefully more like 3.5 or 4 inches), and release a white version, all while seeing to it that it isn't too expensive, then I may look into buying one some day. Such a device, in my mind, might win out over a BlackBerry KEY2 LE or an older iPhone. All-in-all, my favored options may be increasing in number if the price stays down below the $200-$300 marks.

isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

Given what TCL has done with Blackberry I expect a small and under powered phone.I guess some like a phone that easily fits in the pocket and that is fine. I like my Razer but I might need to buy a second one so both sides of my pants slide down the same amount.

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