HP Buys Palm

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  1. questionfear

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    HP just snapped up Palm: Linkety
     
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    I PM'd Ed about this. I'm sure there'll be a headline news article on this any time now...

    For me this doesn't bode well. I seem to recall the pecking order for computer quality to go something like this...

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    Some guy in the Czech Republic putting together machines in his basement
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    HP

    Well, alright, it's probably not this bad but I've not been happy with a number of HP products I've had over the years. The only exceptions were higher end printers that I use at the office but would never afford for home use.
     
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    Probably. I am just shocked.
     
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    Does this mean we get an iPaq running webOS? :eek: :rolleyes: :D
     
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    Oh dear lord. I don't know if that's a good thing or a horrible thing.
     
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    The new LifeDrive/TX: An HP 210-series with WebOS!

    Seriously, I think HP just wants the intellectual property. I doubt they'll deploy yet another line of products. WebOS hasn't really caught on and unless they can deploy a tablet with WebOS like yesterday, what would be the point?
     
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    If it's like the legendary iPAQ hx4700, then it's a good thing. If it's like the iPAQ 210 and all its glitches, then it's a horrible thing.

    Even then, webOS probably wouldn't win me over from WM6.x without some serious changes...
     
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    The conference call HP held yesterday made it very clear that HP bought Palm for the webOS, and has every intention of making more webOS-based models.

    HP clearly believes that this operating system has value but Palm didn't have the cash to compete in a tough market against the likes of Apple and Google. HP has billions in cash, and will boost Palm's R&D and marketing budget.

    p.s. Much more discussion of the HP/Palm deal is going on here:

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    I think that's very interesting. That's not what I assumed would happen. Historically, a company selling two different but competing platforms don't seem to do well (limited sample pool though).
     
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    hal itchy and cold feet hal

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    Mods, Ed, shouldn't this thread be merged into the other one? I think there's already three threads running on the same subject. We're suffering of commentarial dissipation.

    <Or is that one of the recent glitches of the vBulettin?> :D :D
     
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