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WebOS To Rise Again?

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  • DesertBerean
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    Well...at least they COMMITTED to keeping it a US - BASED company...

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  • DesertBerean
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    Perhaps I shouldn't whine...but...Chinese? Not American?

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  • Raphael
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    Originally posted by DesertBerean View Post
    http://www.wsj.com/articles/lg-plans...ear-1420629714

    LG bought the WebOS technology from HP after the latter ground it along with themselves into smithereens. LG incorporated the OS into their TVs apparently with success, and now want launch a Web OS based smartwatch.

    I dream of the Resurrection of Palm...*sigh*
    You might not have to dream for much longer.
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/12...lm_trademarks/
    Source: theregister

    World, face Palm: PDA brand to RISE FROM THE GRAVE
    Chinese mobe maker bags trademarks from HP
    31 Dec 2014 at 21:15, Neil McAllister
    Remember Palm? The company that made the PDA a must-have item in the 1990s may be long gone, but it looks like the Palm brand may be due for a resurgence this year.

    The eagle-eyed fanatics at webOSNation.com were the first to notice that the palm.com website – and indeed any subdomain of palm.com – now redirects to a site with the URL mynewpalm.com.

    The new site contains nothing but the familiar Palm logo along with text that alternates between "Coming Soon" and "Smart Move."

    DNS records indicate that the mynewpalm.com domain is owned by Wide Progress Global Limited – a shell company if we've ever heard of one.

    Some digging by webOSNation.com forum members turned up this document, which reveals that HP – which bought Palm for $1.2bn in 2010 – has transferred all of its worldwide Palm trademarks to Wide Progress Global, which just happens to be incorporated in the British Virgin Islands at someplace called the "Offshore Incorporations Centre."

    More telling is the "Smart Move" phrase, which just happens to be the slogan of Alcatel One Touch, the brand of smartphones marketed by Chinese electronics and appliance outfit TCL.

    And sure enough, as the sleuths at webOSNation.com sniffed out, the Nicolas Zibell who signed the trademark transfer document on behalf of Wide Progress Global just happens to have the same name as the senior VP and general manager of Americas for TCL Communication Technology Holdings, who was previously president of Americas and Pacific for Alcatel One Touch.

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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/01...o_revive_palm/
    Source: theregister

    TCL confirms plans to 'bring back' Palm – provided you tell it how
    Firm seeks input on reviving former PDA king 'in a meaningful way'

    7 Jan 2015 at 01:02, Neil McAllister
    CES 2015 Chinese electronics outfit TCL Communication Technology Holdings has confirmed that it is the new owner of the Palm trademarks and that it plans to revive the Palm brand as a new, US-based subsidiary.

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

    TCL already sells Android-based smartphones in various global markets under the Alcatel OneTouch brand. With the acquisition of the global Palm trademarks from HP, it now plans to offer Palm-branded phones as well, including in the US.

    Just what those phones will look like, however, is not yet set. TCL said it is hoping to get input from the worldwide Palm enthusiast community, "making it the largest scale crowd-sourced project ever seen in the industry."

    "Palm was an original pioneer and we want to keep it that way," TCL chief exec George Guo said at a small press conference at CES in Las Vegas. "We want to attract the people who have ideas on how to revive the brand in a meaningful way."

    TCL added that it is committed to maintaining Palm as a US-based company and that the subsidiary would have offices in Silicon Valley, in order to take advantage of the talent and opportunities for partnership there.

    The one option that sounds like it's off the table, however, is for TCL to manufacture phones that resemble the Palm devices of yore. Specifically, they almost certainly won't run webOS, Palm's latter-days operating system that was bought by LG in 2013 for use in its line of smart TVs.

    "We are open to all ideas, but probably not webOS," Guo said.

    Whatever it ends up doing with the Palm brand, however, TCL wants it to re-enter the market with a splash, even as it expands its capabilities in the areas of applications and cloud services.

    "The objective goes far beyond proposing a more advanced device," TCL's presser enthused. "It is to deliver absolute breakthrough innovations in Technology, Design, User Experience, Eco-system, Marketing, Supply Chain, and Business Models."

    As for the timeline for all of this groundbreaking innovation, TCL said it will let us know at a later date.

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  • DesertBerean
    started a topic WebOS To Rise Again?

    WebOS To Rise Again?

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/lg-plans...ear-1420629714

    LG bought the WebOS technology from HP after the latter ground it along with themselves into smithereens. LG incorporated the OS into their TVs apparently with success, and now want launch a Web OS based smartwatch.

    I dream of the Resurrection of Palm...*sigh*

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