Palm name out & the HP branding will continue the legacy

Palm name out & the HP branding will continue the legacy
For a while there, some people were optimistic about the Palm name living on with future devices; despite HP’s acquisition of the long time smartphone/PDA company. Even today, word has it that the Palm Pre 2 will be coming to the US starting tomorrow through Verizon Wireless.

However, that’s looking to be the last time we’ll be seeing that name used with any future webOS device because the brand name Palm was pretty much MIA during HP’s special event today. In fact, every portion of the event showcased the HP branding without the subtle instance of Palm’s name being mentioned.

From the HP TouchPad to the HP Pre 3, we utterly see the once formidable name no longer breathing life in any of the devices announced today. Regardless of that, it was inevitably only a matter of time before HP ‘s name would solely highlight products from their camp.

Naturally, we’ll look back at the Palm’s history and realize that they’ve made their mark since their brand recognition is still moderately known around the world. So, we’ll all push forward and now that HP is committed to webOS, they’ll undoubtedly continue the legacy established by Palm.

via PreCentral

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10 Comments

1. XxVerbalxX unregistered

RIP palm. you will b missed by those of us who remember how truely great u were in ur time. hopefully the legacy can live on with web os.....and the legacy of never really changing ur hardware much goes with u into the grave.

2. Goofy.Foot unregistered

Looks like HP is kin to Bill Gates. Just as he pretty much bought software that someone a whole lot smarter than him created and marketed it under his companies name. HP lacks the intelligence to create such a fine OS so they had to purchase it and label it as their own and pretty much not give an y credit to the original authors. Way to go HP, you branded a product you didn't create. You will be lucky if anyone buys it since they will probably think it sucks cause your name is all over it. You would do better to leave Palm on it so people know that brilliance developed it.

3. Misanthropos

Posts: 56; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

kinda like google buying Android back in 2006 from somebody much smarter.

4. ribbonsalmark

Posts: 84; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

dude, get your story straight. Either HP could have gone with a build of Android or Windows Phone 7. Or they bought out a Mobile OS with a history to be the OS flagship for its brand. I dont see HP being able to buy Android or WP7. So choice were simple Palm webOS or S^3. And since S^3 is kinda of floating in the water to the point that even Nokia is going to most likely drop it webOS was the smart choice. Secondly sir, Kin was not Bill Gates but Steve Ballmer. So fail as well. Lastly, if you spend several millions dollars on a product you would your name all over it as well. So I say good day, I said good day.

5. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

RIP Palm ! the true smartphone pioneer !!!

6. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

fail today by Hp :( the veer is just a joke

7. Adrian Crawley unregistered

The web address is stillwww.palm.com, but I'm sure that too will disappear in the not too distant future.

8. Sir Erick unregistered

I will not buy a Pre 3 unless they have Palm on the device. Palm fans are very loyal, why would you want to kill the brand Palm. What brand has loyal fans like Palm that will stay with a device due to be, no one. Webos is a great, make your mobile devices say Palm, name your PC and printer HP, don't kill the Palm name through good and bad. I really hope HP rethinks dropping the Palm name, I feel comfortable with a Palm device, not HP. I look at HP as a computer make nit a cell phone maker.

9. jose4u unregistered

I agree, keep Palm. Palm is well known in the mobile world, not HP.

10. gamergeek14 unregistered

I love HP, great pcs have come out of this company but I would not buy a phone with there bame on it. You have apple,HTC,Samsung, HP is new to the block. They would be better off keeping the Palm brand to make everyone happy. It's not like consumers don't know that HP is the parent

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