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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12 Comments

1. Galen20K

Posts: 555; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

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

2. bronxbomber

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 10, 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.

3. tuminatr

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

i think this is a smart partnership

4. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

9. jhoots

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 13, 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...

5. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

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

6. Vegas89

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 15, 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.

7. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

I want to seee this American company stay American.

8. phonedemocracy

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Its not profitable being American though...

11. Sellcell

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

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

10. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 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!

12. Sellcell

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 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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