Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Apr 2010 14:34 UTC, submitted by Governa
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Despite a relatively solid product, it seems like Palm's last ditch effort to turn the company around have failed. Bloomberg is reporting that the Sunnyvale company has put itself up for sale, and is currently working with Goldman Sachs and Qatalyst Partners to find a buyer. They claim both HTC as well as Lenovo are interested in buying Palm.
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I'm betting on HTC
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 12th Apr 2010 14:51 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

I agree that the patent portfolilo of Palm would completely change the game in the lawsuit with apple. If that happens, I can only expect a cross licensing plan as the worst case scenario. That would still suck to some degree, because it puts a cloud of uncertainty around android. I'd hate for it to be only distributable by large companies with significant defensive patent portfolios.

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RE: I'm betting on HTC
by haakin on Mon 12th Apr 2010 15:57 in reply to "I'm betting on HTC"
haakin Member since:
2008-12-18

Apple could be interested in buying Palm too.

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RE[2]: I'm betting on HTC
by Eddyspeeder on Tue 13th Apr 2010 08:28 in reply to "RE: I'm betting on HTC"
Eddyspeeder Member since:
2006-05-10

(Oops made a comment about Be, Inc./BeOS, but indeed it's owned by Access (PalmSource) and not Palm itself. Please ignore.)

Edited 2010-04-13 08:29 UTC

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