Palm is about to launch its first new product in three years

(Pocket-lint) - Palm has taken to Twitter to tease a new product announcement set to take place on 26 October. Sadly, for long-time Palm fans, we wouldn't recommend setting your hopes too high.  Looking at the teaser tweet - which reads "Get ready #PalmCrew!

We have something special we've been working on for you" - it appears that Palm[1] might be stamping its brand logo on a pair of wireless earbuds.  The blurry silhouettes set against a coloruful backlight very much look like the classic AirPods-style TWS buds[2], complete with the external stem and a silicon tip that goes in the ear. 

Get ready #PalmCrew! We have something special we've been working on for you. pic.twitter.com/hTudi0tDsu[3][4]

-- Palm (@palm) October 12, 2021[5]

If the image is indeed what it appears, it might just be rubbing the salt in the wound for those old-time Palm lovers who might still be holding on for something more akin to the Treo and Palm Pre[6] models of yesteryear.

Palm came back to the market as a tiny phone maker in 2018, offering a device that was much, much smaller than a traditional smartphone and one that could act as a backup.  The idea was that you could slip it into a pocket when out for a run, or wanting time away from your main smartphone, but still be contactable from the same number.  Since then, it's been relatively quiet and hasn't followed it up with a refined, better model.

Now, instead, it seems the company is jumping on the growing TWS market. 

Writing by Cam Bunton.

Originally published on 14 October 2021.

References

  1. ^ Palm (www.pocket-lint.com)
  2. ^ TWS buds (www.pocket-lint.com)
  3. ^ #PalmCrew (twitter.com)
  4. ^ pic.twitter.com/hTudi0tDsu (t.co)
  5. ^ October 12, 2021 (twitter.com)
  6. ^ Palm Pre (www.pocket-lint.com)