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[6]: ok HP, listen here...
by boldingd on Thu 29th Apr 2010 16:59 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: ok HP, listen here..."
boldingd
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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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RE[7]: ok HP, listen here...
by poundsmack on Thu 29th Apr 2010 19:46 in reply to "RE[6]: ok HP, listen here..."
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2005-07-13

it still happens. they could pull a Dell, and make their own phones (or sell their own phones) and only have bought palm so that they wouldn't run into patent issues (or as many) and release their own stuff. Palm has a ton of intellectual property that is worth a lot...

buti don't see that happeneing, and since i love WebOS I can't wait to see how it turns out with a fresh injection of HP's money ;)

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