Palm up for sale?

Bloomberg is reporting that Palm is putting itself up for sale – although nothing has been officially announced, I doubt they’d publish if they weren’t pretty darn sure. Possible buyers include HTC and Lenovo. (but not Dell)

While I’m disappointed, I guess I don’t really care as long as WebOS phones continue to be made. I like my Pre’s form factor but I love the OS and software.

4 thoughts on “Palm up for sale?”

  1. I predicted this a while back. Their patents are the real treasure trove, and whoever owns them will receive a “get out of jail free” card when it comes to negotiating with Apple.


      1. Sadly, there are far too many mobile platforms out there. Between Apple, Android, Palm, RIM, Symbian, and Windows Mobile, consolidation is almost a certainty. Now, who buys whom and how they consolidate is a different issue. RIM could buy Palm and base the Storm 3 on Palm OS. Who knows? I’m still betting on HTC buying Palm for the patents and maybe as a base for their own mobile platform. Alternatives are Motorola or Google. I think RIM is a distant possibility.


  2. Yeah, as long as the platform goes forward (and improves), I don’t care, though I would prefer that the branding stay the same.


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