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HTC also in the mix of buying Palm?

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HTC also in the mix of buying Palm?
The courtship for Palm's existence is now possibly being looked at intently by one of the world's most fastest growing smartphone company. HTC might not have had the brand recognition they desperately were looking for a decade ago, but during the last few years, they've managed to propel their notoriety in the mobile space thanks to their ingenious and innovative mobile products that continues to enthrall consumers. Although Lenovo's name was recently tied to having interest in buying the ailing smartphone company in Palm, HTC is now speculated to be part of that after their responses to the rumors were accompanied with “market speculation” and stern “no comments.” Their simple responses might point to them being actually interested in buying the struggling company – especially if they are to do battle in court against Apple. They're in the process of getting things started in the court system, but having Palm's patent portfolio can surely aid them in their quest. Even though HTC may have sided with Android and Windows Phone 7, it's still up in the air as to what can ultimately be done with Palm's very own built from scratch webOS platform – which of course is struggling to find a decent niche in the overall smartphone market. Nonetheless, there seems to be no shortage in the amount of suitors vying for a piece of Palm – we'll see if they actually will live it out and resist the temptation.

via PreCentral

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. Galen20K (Posts: 511; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


Wow both companies have such different visions of cell phone design, I wonder how it would all work out if this happened.

posted on 10 Apr 2010, 20:51

2. bronxbomber (Posts: 82; Member since: 10 Apr 2009)


can you imagine web os in a touch pro 2? or touch diamond?...let htc do the phone design and put web os under the hood.

posted on 10 Apr 2010, 21:54

3. tuminatr (Posts: 656; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


i think this is a smart partnership

posted on 10 Apr 2010, 21:54

4. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


I haven't played with Web OS, but I would hate to see HTC put Android phones behind them. I could see Lenova buying Palm before HTC.

posted on 11 Apr 2010, 12:33

9. jhoots (Posts: 74; Member since: 13 Jan 2010)


i dont think palm would put android behind them. this is a perfect way to add the awesomeness of webos multitasking with android and windows phone 7 by working it in there sense UI.. its perfect and i believe this is the move they would make. palm is dead :( but webOS is brillant!! so, i think this is all they want from it along with all the patents palm owns as well...

posted on 10 Apr 2010, 22:56

5. jrcrow79 (Posts: 477; Member since: 02 May 2008)


hmm...HTC Palm device...I DO like Palm's OS..but lame o HTC brick design gets old REAL quick!

posted on 11 Apr 2010, 01:45

6. Vegas89 (Posts: 51; Member since: 15 Mar 2010)


I think it'd be a great thing for HTC, I can imagine a truly awesome webOS/Android hybrid, plus I think a webOS UI would be cooler then the SenseUI which I don't really like much.

posted on 11 Apr 2010, 07:52

7. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


I want to seee this American company stay American.

posted on 11 Apr 2010, 10:19

8. phonedemocracy (Posts: 98; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Its not profitable being American though...

posted on 11 Apr 2010, 15:57

11. Sellcell (Posts: 118; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


What would be profitable is if you locked it up...

posted on 11 Apr 2010, 13:28

10. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


YES!! HTC buys Palm and scoops up all of their patents and crApple gets f*cked in the a** with this lawsuit!!! DO IT! HTC FTW!

posted on 11 Apr 2010, 16:02

12. Sellcell (Posts: 118; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


Palm getting bought out by HTC would only be the smart thing to do. Palm devices don't sell right now, primarily because of all the issues they have. HTC has been around soooo long that they know how to create great working phones. Ya battery life can be crap, but they do know how to make a devices. Honestly, think about it... The BEST of 2 worlds coming together.

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