Do you remember the brand called Palm? Well, if no, then we don’t blame you since we haven’t the name in almost over half a decade now. On the other hand, if you do remember the name, then good for you since it looks like a Palm smartphone will be launching very soon in the market. Yes, you read that right. TCL has finally decided to revive the brand and in fact, the company is also planning on launching a new device under the brand name early next year.
If you have been following the news then you probably already know this that TCL had acquired the brand back in 2011. But ever since then, the company was never brought up again and hence most people even forgot about its existence. Now, most people will blame TCL for this since they acquired the company after all. However, it is not entirely TCL’s fault since the Palm’s operating system was bought by LG. Well, that explains why there is so much silence here in this area.
However, now, the TCL’s Marketing Manager, Stefan Streit has confirmed that the company is ready to revive the brand. In fact, it has been reported that a new smartphone will arrive as early as next year, with more devices to follow soon after that. However, one to note here is that these smartphones/ devices won’t be running the WebOS. Well, it is not entirely known as to what we will be getting, however, it is interesting to see what the company will come up with.
With the resurrection of Palm brand, TCL will have a total of three brands now. They will be targeting the “millenials” with the Alcatel brand, whereas with BlackBerry, they will try to attract enterprise customers. The Palm, on the other hand, is expected to target older people who still have a sense of trust on the brand as a reliable one. With that being said, as mentioned earlier, we won’t be surprised to see the company launching other devices like Palm Pilot, etc. which we were the signature products of the company. Now, we would like to know your thoughts on this. Would you be interested in buying these old Palm products if TCL brings them to the Indian market? Be sure to let us know your thoughts on this by leaving a comment down below.