Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Apr 2010 20:37 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Well, if we had one of those obnoxious "BREAKING!"-tags on OSNews, this would definitely fit the bill. While we were busy discussing whether HTC or Lenovo would snap up Palm, another major worldwide computer company picked up the Sunnyvale-based mobile outfit: Hewlett-Packard has bought Palm. Updates from the conference call inside.
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Poof!
by Adam S on Wed 28th Apr 2010 20:42 UTC
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And like that, HP is a major player in the smartphone market. Now they can make the hardware and the software and deliver a seamless experience.

If they're smart, they'll hire someone to come up with some sexy designs and make certain they get something great to market within a year.

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RE: Poof!
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 28th Apr 2010 20:47 in reply to "Poof!"
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If they're smart, they'll hire someone to come up with some sexy designs and make certain they get something great to market within a year.


I'm sure Palm already has a number of very sexy designs and prototypes ready to be turned into products - they just couldn't before due to the lack of money.

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RE[2]: Poof!
by Adam S on Wed 28th Apr 2010 20:47 in reply to "RE: Poof!"
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Now they have Slate + WebOS device too.

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RE[2]: Poof!
by poundsmack on Wed 28th Apr 2010 21:14 in reply to "RE: Poof!"
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2005-07-13

HP likely bought Palm for their patent portfolio. While Palm's existing presence in the market does help HP get a product out the door faster, i am thinking its more for Palm's IP. Then again, this makes sure right off the bat that HP beats Dell in the mobile phone arena, if based on nothing than existing user base.

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RE: Poof!
by graigsmith on Thu 29th Apr 2010 05:19 in reply to "Poof!"
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if they are really really smart. they already have a design ready to go and they are just waiting to slap webos on it.

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RE: Poof!
by RavinRay on Fri 30th Apr 2010 00:36 in reply to "Poof!"
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2005-11-26

And like that, HP is a major player in the smartphone market. Now they can make the hardware and the software and deliver a seamless experience. If they're smart, they'll hire someone to come up with some sexy designs and make certain they get something great to market within a year.

AFAIK the first attempt of HP at a smartphone was when it parterned with Nokia to modify the 200LX into the bulky OmniGo 700LX as a partner device and dock for the Nokia 2110, which I speculated Nokia then perfected into the very first 9000 Communicator.

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