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Palm, Inc. was a US company focusing on making personal digital assistants and various other electronics. One of their products was Palm OS (another name – Garnet OS), a mobile operating system designed for personal digital assistants in 1996.

Meaning and history

Palm Logo history

1992

Palm Logo-1992

The company was established in 1992 by Jeff Hawkins. The earliest Palm logo reflected the original name, Palm Computing, Inc.

The emblem showcased five horizontal lines with small black circles on them. The top three lines held two circles each, while each of the lower two lines held a single circle. The circles on the second line (from the top) stood further than the circles above and below. As a result, the circles formed a large letter “P.”

A single letter was, of course, not enough to decipher the name of the brand, so the writing “Palm Computing Platform” below was essential.

2000

Palm Logo-2000

The company introduced a sleek logo resembling a button. There, the word “Palm” was set in an unpretentious lowercase type. The letters didn’t have serifs, except for the “l.”

The silver writing was placed inside a dark blue circle with “metal” highlights and a 3D gray border.

2003

Palm Logo-2003

In the fall of 2003, the hardware division of Palm merged with Handspring and adopted the new name, palmOne, Inc.

The shape of the letters in the wordmark remained the same, except for the “l,” which now looked like the number “1” due to the updated horizontal top. Also, the word “One” appeared in the logo.

The “button” was gone. The palette now included only maroon and orange.

2005

Palm Logo-2005

The name “Palm” was adopted once again. Also, the brand returned to the “button” concept of the logo.

Yet, this time, the design looked different. It was now dominated by orange and was slightly flatter. The typeface grew more minimalist.

2010

Palm Logo-2010

When Palm was purchased by Hewlett-Packard in 2010, its logo adopted a new structure.

Now, its left part consisted of the emblem of the parent company. To the right, there was the word “Palm.” It featured the same type as the previous emblem but was colored gray and didn’t have the button.

The brand was phased out by Hewlett-Packard in 2011.

2018

Palm Logo

HP sold the brand to Wide Progress Global Limited in 2014. Four years later, a new Palm companion device was introduced.

The Palm logo now featured the name of the brand in black capitals. The letters were positioned in two lines forming a sort of square. The type was an austere sans featuring the strokes of a single width.