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: Palm - BeOS?
by Fettarme H-Milch on Wed 28th Apr 2010 21:23 UTC 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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RE[3]: Palm - BeOS?
by Feanor on Fri 30th Apr 2010 20:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Palm - BeOS?"
Feanor Member since:
2006-12-21

They use HP Compaq on their business line machines, which are high quality.

Edited 2010-04-30 20:30 UTC

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