TCL has confirmed that it had acquired Palm and said it will create a new California-based Palm, Inc.

Palm brand has always been synonymous with innovation throughout its history. As such it has consistently acted as a pioneer of mobile technologies. Now is the time to revive and bring back this pioneer spirit,” said in a statement.

There are no detailed plans yet for the new Palm, but the statement said it will involve Palm’s fans in rebuilding the brand.

“Palm has always carried a lot of affect and emotions. That’s why TCL has set the direction to rebuild the brand involving Palm’s very own community, making it the largest scale crowd-sourced project ever seen in the industry.”

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd. George Guo, however, said they may not use webOS, the well-loved operating system created by Palm.

“We are open to all ideas, but probably not webOS,” Guo reporterly told PhoneScoop.

Last November, the domain name started redirecting to A month later, MakaPalm reported that it has found documents indicating that TCL may be the new owner of the brand.

Ederic Eder

Ederic is a Filipino communications worker in the telecom, media, and technology industry. He writes about K-dramas and Korean celebrities for Hallyudorama.

He used to be a social media manager for news at GMA Network, where he also headed YouScoop, GMA News and Public Affairs’ citizen journalism arm.

He was with Yahoo! Philippines for more than three years before returning to GMA Network, where he was also previously part of the News Research section.

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