TCL is reviving the Palm brand with an Android phone that’s launching on Verizon

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Get ready for a Palm-branded device running Android.

Back in 2015, Chinese manufacturer TCL acquired the rights to Palm from HP, vowing the revive the brand with a slate of new phones. Late last year, a TCL executive revealed to a Dutch publication that Palm devices manufacturered by the Chinese company will be making their debut in 2018.

According to a new report from Android Police, the first such Palm-branded device will be released in the latter half of 2018. The phone will be powered by Android and is slated for a launch on Verizon, a long-time Palm partner that sold most of the its devices.

TCL seems to be making a habit of reviving old brands, and based on what the manufacturer has achieved with BlackBerry, it’ll be interesting to see what the upcoming Palm-branded phone has to offer. Siding with Verizon should give it a sales impetus, and the Palm brand still carries a lot of weight, particularly with an older audience.

What would you like to see from a Palm-branded Android phone?

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March 28, 2018 at 08:14PM