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TCL Communications confirms return of Palm brand

TCL Communications confirms return of Palm brand

Palm was a big name in the PDA and smartphone market for a long time before it was surpassed by smartphone makers like Samsung and Apple and ultimately went out of business. We mentioned late last month that word was circulating that the Palm brand might be making a comeback and now at CES 2015 and that comeback has been confirmed. TCL Communications Technology Holdings Limited has confirmed that it will be bringing Palm back to market.

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Alcatel teases Palm fans with possible brand comeback

Alcatel teases Palm fans with possible brand comeback

Palm was the company behind some of the original PDAs that some fans of the iPhone and Android devices today cut their teeth on. Palm was unable to compete when the smartphone boom started in earnest and eventually went out of business with the name and patents belonging to several companies before winding up with HP. HP only wanted the webOS operating system from Palm and left the company name defunct before webOS failed too and disappeared.

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Brand Strength: can you name these 10 smartphones?

Brand Strength: can you name these 10 smartphones?

When you’ve got an iPhone, your friends know it. Those around you know you're holding an iPhone with just a glance. Over the past few years, several brands have also begun settling their brand well enough that you’re able to identify their smartphone at a glance. What sets your smartphone apart from the rest?

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Rubinstein laments loss of Palm in light of webOS-influenced industry

Rubinstein laments loss of Palm in light of webOS-influenced industry

This week former CEO of Palm Jon Rubinstein spoke up on Palm and the software and user interface elements the company created that are now being adopted industry-wide. For those that knew the mobile operating system webOS as created by the former company called Palm, the release of iOS 7 - as well as many other updates to OS' both mobile and desktop - the similarities to certain unique elements cannot be dismissed.

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Epic Palm post-mortem details a lost legacy

Epic Palm post-mortem details a lost legacy

It's not every day you hear of a smartphone technology getting its own massive 22,000 word, 55-page write up. But that's just what's been announced this week as the article known as "Palm: I'm Ready to Wallow Now" is offered up on the back of the decades-long history of the operating system. Writer Thom Holwerda speaks of the death of the mobile operating system and the long - surprisingly long - life it had before its demise.

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The CtW investment group seeks to remove two HP co-directors

The CtW investment group seeks to remove two HP co-directors

Michael Pryce-Jones, senior governance policy analyst for the CtW Investment Group, stated that he will be campaigning against HP directors G. Kennedy Thompson and John Hammergren at HP’s annual shareholder meeting on March 20th. Pryce-Jones states that both Thompson and Hammergren should be held responsible for “HP’s missteps” including the fall out from its acquisition of the UK software company, Autonomy. Pryce-Jones does not want to campaign against HP’s board chairman, Raymond Lane, because he feels that unseating Lane would result in destabilization in HP’s future.

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Apple’s Jobs patent firestorm threat revealed in no-hire lawsuit

Apple’s Jobs patent firestorm threat revealed in no-hire lawsuit

Apple's Steve Jobs allegedly threatened Palm with a patent nightmare if the company's execs didn't agree to a no-hire talent poaching policy, new court filings suggest, with Google, Intel, and others all cited as implicit in the pact. Jobs' proposal, detailed by a legal filing quoting former Palm CEO Edward Colligan, was made back in 2007, with the Apple co-founder concerned about employees switching between the big names in tech at the time, and heavily suggesting that Palm should opt in to a no-hire treaty, or face a potential firestorm of patent lawsuits.

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