Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Sep 2005 10:36 UTC, submitted by anonymous
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Mobile browser-maker Access announced Friday that it will acquire Palm OS developer PalmSource in an all-cash transaction for approximately $324 million. The acquisition adds operating system platform expertise and Linux development resources to Access's existing "content delivery and Internet access software" for mobile devices, the companies said.
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LMAO
by bryanv on Fri 9th Sep 2005 14:27 UTC
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2005-08-26

Oh man. I've been waiting for this one.

I figured they were positioning to sell, but geeesss I -never- would have guessed on a buyer. Especially this one, and for $324 million? Geees! PalmSource is going to be laughing all the way to the bank on that one.

No way that company is worth 324 million when Be was bargian-basement at 51. I mean, they haven't even released anything meaningfull in the last um... how long? PalmOS has become essentially irrelevant in the market space they helped pioneer. Pathetic.

At least Be wasn't beaten at the game they created.

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