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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Palm - BeOS?
by TaterSalad on Wed 28th Apr 2010 20:44 UTC
TaterSalad
Member since:
2005-07-06

Does HP have any mobile hardware that could make use of Palm's WebOS or will they let Palm continue to manufacture the hardware and just put the HP logo on it?

Slightly off topic question. Does Palm still own BeOS? I've been pondering this one since Palm was up for sale.

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RE: Palm - BeOS?
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 28th Apr 2010 20:45 in reply to "Palm - BeOS?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Slightly off topic question. Does Palm still own BeOS? I've been pondering this one since Palm was up for sale.


Access owns BeOS, not Palm.

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RE[2]: Palm - BeOS?
by cb88 on Wed 28th Apr 2010 22:42 in reply to "RE: Palm - BeOS?"
cb88 Member since:
2009-04-23

It sure would be nice if Access would open up BeOS sure the code is old and haiku has already surpassed it but that is the point unless it has been maintained its pretty useless at this point except for improving Haiku by actually having the original implementations instead of just header files to go by...


Some of the kernel stuff such as ISA detection and drivers as well as optimized codecs would still be of some use

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RE: Palm - BeOS?
by vivainio on Wed 28th Apr 2010 20:47 in reply to "Palm - BeOS?"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

...or will they let Palm continue to manufacture the hardware and just put the HP logo on it?


HP logo is going to be essential. All the trendy kids in coffee shops are drooling over the opportunity to show off their Hewlett-Packard mobile terminals. In beige.

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RE: Palm - BeOS?
by Fettarme H-Milch on Wed 28th Apr 2010 21:23 in reply to "Palm - BeOS?"
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

Does HP have any mobile hardware that could make use of Palm's WebOS or will they let Palm continue to manufacture the hardware and just put the HP logo on it?

Palm does not manufacture anything. They hire FoxConn, Quanta, or another manufacturing contractor. So does HP.

Likely the Palm brand will be used in a similar fashion to Compaq: HP Palm will the mobile brand ("Compaq" is now used for compact desktop PCs).

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RE[2]: Palm - BeOS?
by anduril on Wed 28th Apr 2010 21:27 in reply to "RE: Palm - BeOS?"
anduril Member since:
2005-11-11

Compaq's name is typically used now for low end machines not just desktops. They have a few laptop models (typically $500 and less) as well as the entry level desktops

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