The variety of smartphone brands and models present on the market today can make your head spin, but it wasn’t always like that. Back in the day when smart technologies were still in their infancy, there was just one company that really counted – Palm. Sadly, rules of the market are ruthless and Palm didn’t make it through the rough times. It seems, however, that not all is lost as Chinese company TCL is going to attempt to bring back to life the legendary Palm and restore its former glory.
Legendary Palm phones may be back soon.
Many years back Palm was considered one of the most innovative companies of its time. It was Palm that revolutionized mobile industry with Palm OS, which was later replaced by webOS, and its devices were a dream come true for the most demanding customers.
Unfortunately, despite tremendous success, the company hit a rough patch and didn’t make it through the storm in one piece. Having gone through many hands, been given several second chances, the brand recently ended up with TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited based in China and a new light appeared at the end of the tunnel.
Since Palm “has always carried a lot of affect and emotions”, it will be a real challenge for TCL to bring Palm back to life and not disappoint devoted fans in the process. The company, however, seems to be confident that it will be able to do it thanks to its many assets such as “best in class R & D organization, rich with 5000 engineers across 7 R&D centers around the globe”. Moreover, the company can be proud of modern manufacturing facilities, cutting-edge supply chain and cooperation with more than 170 countries.
At the moment we don’t know what exactly TCL’s plans regarding the Palm project are. The company only confirmed that it’s going to resurrect the brand, but didn’t provide any details. It only said that “timeline of the roll-out of the Palm project will be communicated at a later date” which can mean anything from a few weeks to next year. One thing is certain, though – when Palm finally arrives to the market it will bring back many fond memories. We can’t wait.