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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RE: Poof!
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 28th Apr 2010 20:47 UTC in reply to "Poof!"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

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!"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

Now they have Slate + WebOS device too.

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RE[3]: Poof!
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 28th Apr 2010 20:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Poof!"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Now they have Slate + WebOS device too.


Heck, didn't even think of that. Although, isn't the Slate Intel Atom?

Again - I'm sure Palm has internal designs for a webOS tablet, since the OS is a natural fit for it.

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RE[2]: Poof!
by poundsmack on Wed 28th Apr 2010 21:14 in reply to "RE: Poof!"
poundsmack Member since:
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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