TCL readying Palm's return to the smartphone market, first device to be announced in early 2018

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...
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14. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I have yet to see anybody who used webOS say anything bad about the OS itself. The phones themselves were just awful. It wasn't until the Pre 3 that the creaking, sticking keyboards were finally fixed. There are few, if any, Touchpads out there that don't have the cracks around the speakers. But the gestures, the themes, the fonts and the wave launcher were just so cool. There are still updates every now and then on Preware. How many OSes had such a dedicated homebrew store with apps, patches and all sorts of goodies. What could've been.

45. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Ah yes the good old days with the Palm Pre and the Pixi. What a piece of **** the phones were. The OS was fantastic, but the hardware was garbage.

20. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

My first handheld was a 2nd hand Pilot 5000, first smartphone a Treo 270. But the 6 month anticipation of the Pre's release was the most exciting of my tech loving life!

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31066; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I still remember Noah from Phonedog reviewing this. I picked it up, based on his review and loved it.

13. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Phonearena gave the Pre a 9.9. I would give webOS a 10 and the hardware 5. As much as I love webOS, their hardware suuuuucked.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Terrible. I bought a Pixi for like $40 bucks after they went under. It sat in a drawer for years, but then I got a $300 trade in for it in the Best Buy Note 4 promo. Any working smartphone, they said.

46. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

How fitting you trade it in for the last great Samsung phone.

10. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Alcatel is targeted at millennials? Lmfao

88. LyannaStark

Posts: 91; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

Lol, right? Speaking as a millennial myself, if you mention Alcatel to a millennial, they will cringe. Unfortunately there's not too much of a competition with Apple as far as millennials go.

21. BuffaloSouce unregistered

I'm glad to see somebody bringing something different to the table in a world of boring rectangle slabs. I'm hoping for a little more of a premium build compared to the keyone

24. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I remember when the Pre & Samsung Instinct were labeled the first 'iPhone Killers'. Lol. The Pre wasn't bad, it just wasn't Android.

27. LiveFaith

Posts: 475; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

I've been a huge Palm fan since owning my first IIIse back in 98 iirc. Pretty cool to see the name making a resurgence, even if it is a Chinese company using it as nothing more than a marketing tool. Nevertheless, if this report is in any way accurate, then this product will more than likely DoA. When your market is old people who remember the Palm brand, you're screwed from the git go.

28. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

The typical Blackberry swarm run by a single queen bee single handedly seems to be crazy about Palm! Can't we have atleast one brand without fan boys (or just a single boy with multiple accounts) so we can express our verdicts and perspectives in 'freedom'? Even bloody Sony & HTC has its share of fan boys, for crying out loud! I've no problem with fans, I'm a fan of several brands myself including Apple and Samsung. But I DO have a problem with twisted fan boys with severe psychologal issues and past traumas... Oh well, G'Day!

30. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

"But I DO have a problem with twisted fan boys with severe psychologal issues and past traumas..." Really? I don't see you ranting about fanboys with severe psychological issues like Supah/Richard Yarrel/Flash/apple-rulz/hallyu. That's some really selective hate you got there.

34. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

You seem perfectly content with being a drone for passive ad revenue so... Hypocrite much?

47. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I'm starting to think that you are an alphageek yes account.

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 22086; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! Alcoholic grandpa is in a drunken rage again. Looks like you've taken offense to me liking Palm, just like mxy would. Guess you just confirmed that you're a mxy yes account. This makes faux account #25, and growing. Now that you've outed yourself, you may return to your drunken stupor.

72. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

So you're saying a drunk grandpa just put you in your place, alphageek?

86. meanestgenius

Posts: 22086; Member since: May 28, 2014

So now you're dckriding old, alcoholic grandpa's now? Ewww, you're disgusting.

48. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

55. meanestgenius

Posts: 22086; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, here is some REAL proof that you're mxyzptlk: posted on25 May 2017, 21:25in response to #17 20. Flash (Posts: 1709; Member since: 19 May 2017) So closing one account means I'm like Arte now, darkk? As you can see, if you remove the wool from your eyes, I'm still here. posted on26 May 2017, 19:36in response to #59ReportReply 91. Flash (Posts: 1709; Member since: 19 May 2017) I never said I wasn't Mxy. Both of those comments were from here:https://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-releases-iOS-10.3.2-update-with-bug-fixes-security-improvements-and-a-severe-battery-drain_id94441/comments/page/3

62. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Lol, noticed how I didn't say "meanestgenius" yet this chump chose to respond lol. #Sucker

70. meanestgenius

Posts: 22086; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, notice that you never need to say "Meanestgenius" for me to shut you down with facts. Also notice how you're deflecting from the fact that you have no answer that proves me wrong about what I posted about you in my comment #55. #Chump

73. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Lol, you're the one who got triggered just because I exposed you once again to having multiple aliases and yes accounts. It's there in digital ink.

82. meanestgenius

Posts: 22086; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! If that's the case, why isn't my name mentioned? How come in the links I posted it has you with your Flash account admitting to be mxyzptlk? You're so triggered by the fact that I exposed you that you're frantically trying to deflect from the facts. Too bad no one believes you, but more and more people know that you're mxyzptlk.

29. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

No chance...

31. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Let us hope they deliver a galaxy note 4 esque package... alll that a power user could ask for like removable battery

87. Nostromo79

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 22, 2016

Just activated a 'new, old stock' Palm Treo 650 out of sentiment. Call clarity is better than I remember; browser (Blazer) just a bit past its prime to say the least. Camera/Camcorder is vintage 2004. I have my original Treo 650 from December of '04 and it still works but I regard it as an artifact. I believe I'll look this over just to get a sense of it.

89. CAVBR

Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

This TCL is exaggerated. Already owns Alcatel, BlackBerry, and also of Semp (of which, will launch smartphones with the "Semp TCL" brand in 2018). And still want to use the Palm brand? Funny that her 4 brands do not give a decent brand!
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