Spotted on the WiFi Alliance and FCC website, it looks like a new Palm device with Android onboard might be heading to the market soon. Listed as PVG100, the TCL-owned brand is set to make a comeback in the smartphone space soon it seems.
TCL bought the rights to create Palm devices earlier this year. The listing on WiFi Alliance confirms that the brand is set to appear on store shelves in the near future; probably around the holiday season of 2018 or early next year.
Nothing big about the phone was revealed in the documents on FCC or WiFi Alliance other than it will have Android 8.1 out of the box. The documents did mentioned that the phone will be supporting major US LTE bands, which also jives with the original report of it being a Verizon exclusive.
TCL looks to be the company to revive old brands in the new smartphone generation. It is great to see brands like Blackberry and now Palm returning to the fold but it is still too early to see whether Palm’s name is sufficient to make it in today’s market despite its legacy.