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.

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      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.

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  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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