TCL is reviving the Palm brand with an Android phone that's launching on Verizon
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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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.