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Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by Drake, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. Drake

    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    HP of all companies.

    HP buys Palm -- Engadget

    Now this could go well, borderline very well or it could end in complete disaster. I have a feeling that HP bought Palm for its portfolio and nothing more. WebOS will probably die a swift and violent death. Its a pretty sad day when one of the original tech giants dies :(
     
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    bye palm :)
     
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    Well after listening to the investment call streamed by HP it sounds like HP is taking the buy seriously.

    HP: 'We're doubling down on webOS,' Palm: 'That was the whole point' -- Engadget

    The idea is to turn Palm into a business unit and use WebOS in a variety of devices. It was stated that they are going to greatly increase Palm's R&D budget along with marketing and leveraging existing partnerships.
     
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    Interesting. Maybe there will be worthwhile products under the Palm name again. I still have my Vx and my m515... sold the III to a friend while still in college. They all served me VERY well.
     
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    I love my Pre. Now I have not had any other smart phone to compare it to but true multi-tasking on a pocket able device is pure awesome. So hopefully with HP's bankroll they can light a fire in the development area. From what I hear the Ares SDK is pretty solid but it took them a year and a half to get it rolling. And the expectation these days is that your SDK is out 6 or 9 months before you launch the hardware.
     
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