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This article was published on December 31, 2014

    The Palm brand is coming back. Maybe

    The Palm brand is coming back. Maybe
    Roberto Baldwin
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    Roberto Baldwin

    Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

    Remember Palm? They made a series of PDAs and smartphones before the world fell in love with the iPhone. Well the brand at least might be returning.

    According to webOS Nation, the Palm brand has been purchased by Alcatel Onetouch, a brand of Chinese tech company TCL. If you head over to Palm.com, in addition to the Palm logo, the words ‘Coming Soon’ appear.

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    How TCL will launch the new Palm is a mystery. But, with CES next week, maybe we’ll get a look into how the brand that was purchased by HP, rebranded as webOS, then shut down will be resurrected.

    ➤ It looks like Alcatel Onetouch purchased the Palm trademarks from HP [webOS Nation]