TCL readying Palm's return to the smartphone market, first device to be announced in early 2018
by Cosmin Vasile / Aug 30, 2017, 5:41 PM
Perhaps the fact that LG purchased Palm's operating system was one of the reasons TCL was unable to bring new smartphones under this brand on the market. But that's about to change if we are to believe Android Planet's latest report.
It appears that TCL's Marketing Manager, Stefan Streit confirmed that his company is ready to revive the Palm brand and announced a new smartphone in early 2018. The Palm smartphone will not run WebOS/Palm OS or any other form of the old gesture-based operating system.
According to Streit, TCL will target three different types of customers with each of its brands. Alcatel will be aimed at “millenials,” BlackBerry will target enterprise consumers, while Palm is supposed to appeal to older users who still remember Palm as a trusted and high-quality brand.
The same report suggests that the next Palm products TCL plans to announce next year might not be limited to smartphones and could include a Palm Pilot as well.
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Paaaaalm!!! Anyone remember the YouTube video? How I miss webOS. :'(
posted on Aug 30, 2017, 5:44 PM 7
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I do. My TV's got webOS.
posted on Aug 30, 2017, 5:49 PM 0
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NOBODY ASKED FOR THIS
posted on Aug 30, 2017, 5:47 PM 0
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I'm sure the poor doctor who delivered you said the same thing.
posted on Aug 30, 2017, 5:58 PM 18
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I don't suppose there's the smallest chance it will be running WebOS? Heck, I'd take a skinned version of Android that looks and feels like WebOS.
posted on Aug 30, 2017, 5:52 PM 1
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Damn, I would have loved for this to run WebOS! TCL has a good strategy going, with how they will target the different brands of handsets that they produce, especially with Alcatel for millennials, and BlackBerry branded handsets at enterprise consumers (despite what a certain someone would say. Looks like he was wrong, as usual). With TCL, what's old is new again.
posted on Aug 30, 2017, 5:54 PM 1
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Now that Mxy knows you like Palm/WebOS, he'll suddenly hate them and troll any article related to them.
posted on Aug 30, 2017, 7:02 PM 6
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