Palm said to be up for sale

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  1. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Not surprised..... I think every one was counting the days until something like this was announced.
     
  2. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    I have very little opinion of this. Why does it make you so happy?
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    This makes me sad. I have had many Palm OS devices over the years starting with a Vx. Their PDAs were great devices.
     
  4. thespazz macrumors 6502a

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    Oh HTC, you maker of amazing hardware PLEASE BUY PALM.
     
  5. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Exactly, this is why I'm happy: webOS software + HTC will fuel more competition from Apple
     
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    Palm and HTC would be wonderful if there is some melding of hardware and webos. As much as I've enjoyed palms gear times change....
     
  7. tuhoops macrumors member

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    I read where HTC and Lenovo are interested, and it could happen this week. Dell took a look but decided to pass. To me, it might make sense for Apple or Google to buyout Palm, that is, if the value is there. Palm's patents seem attractive.
     
  8. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    While that would be good, there might be a better chance of Lenovo buying Palm. On the other hand, if HTC buys Palm, that might mean that they won't be supplying Google (which would now be a direct competitor) with handsets anymore, which means that the company most likely to push Apple's innovation will have to look elsewhere for really good hardware.
     
  9. Rivix macrumors 6502a

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    Really sucks. WebOS kicks ass. Hopefully someone like HTC picks them up and does something awesome with it.
     
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    I like Palm but I dislike HTC... It would be interesting to see what of Palms products (if any) HTC would use/modify!
     
  11. BigOrangeSU macrumors regular

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    This does suck because we need companies that seriously have the hardware and software that have potential to compete with the iphone to drive apple to be very competitive and to continuously be releasing and updating products vigorously.
     
  12. MotionxxUSxx macrumors 6502

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    If HTC buys palm and gets its patents, apple will no longer have a case against HTC. Palms patents are invaluable. That is why apple never sued Palm.
     
  13. hamlinspahn macrumors regular

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    Palms Future

    Palm is dead. Their technology will be sold off a piece at a time, the company as a whole is worthless compared to their debt. Biggest mistake Palm ever made "shelving BeOS" I loved it and used it. Biggest mistake made by BeOS selling to Palm.
     
  14. troop231 macrumors 603

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    This :)
     
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    Wow. I was watching some palm WebOS reviews with the pre and pixi yesterday.

    I was thinking of grabbing a gsm pre to play with as WebOS does look interesting! :(
     
  16. Rivix macrumors 6502a

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    WebOS won't go away. Like its been said, Palm has the OS and patents to make them a valuable buy.
     
  17. maflynn Moderator

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    Wow - on one hand its a bit surprising that it fell into place so quick but on the other, the writing on the wall was there.

    Too bad, I owned a palm pilot years ago, it was a great device. One thing I noticed back then was they never updated the OS, they promised this mythical upgrade that never materialized. They lost marketshare and energy because of that.

    Webos on paper seems to be a decent OS, but they took too long to get it out, they've really dragged their feet on the SDK and for some bizarre reason they had this itunes fixation which took time, resources and money to build/maintain which ultimately did not pay off for them

    HTC seems to be the best partner, but then I wonder if this would jeopardize the google/HTC relationship
     
  18. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    WebOS on an HTC large screen chassis would be an incredible device... and credible competition.
     
  19. str1f3 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Kind of amazing to see that the Pre has only been out for 10 months and Palm is already closing up shop.
     
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    They are not closing up shop. They are offering themselves for sale. Someone will purchase them. If no one does then they might have to file bankruptcy which does not necessarily mean that they close down.
     
  22. H00513R macrumors 6502a

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    Too bad. Palm had/has a lot of promise. They just didn't keep up with everyone trend-wise. You have to innovate or risk becoming stale.
     
  23. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Exactly why Apple is king in innovation and isn't stale.
     

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