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[4]: ok HP, listen here...
by vivainio on Thu 29th Apr 2010 15:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ok HP, listen here..."
vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26

HP servers was always better than compaq's though.


Back in an earlier company I worked for, we were quite impressed with proliant servers compared to HP's earlier "netserver" line. Same price point, but with proliant you got a much more solid and well thought out hardware story.

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RE[5]: ok HP, listen here...
by poundsmack on Thu 29th Apr 2010 15:30 in reply to "RE[4]: ok HP, listen here..."
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

exactly

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RE[6]: ok HP, listen here...
by boldingd on Thu 29th Apr 2010 16:59 in reply to "RE[5]: ok HP, listen here..."
boldingd Member since:
2009-02-19

Well, Compaq and HP where in the same market already, whereas HP and Palm aren't. It would make a lot more sense to "cannibalize" a competitor who you acquire if they're already making the same (type of) product you are, with the same technology at a similar price-point, targeting the same market, etc.

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