Could Google Buy Palm?


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    Former Apple employee Phil Kearney – who worked on the AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express and Time Capsule at Google – just wrote an article on Gizmodo about the potential of Google buying Palm. The underlying motive? Acquisition of patents:So what could motivate Apple to want to sue HTC? I’m in agreement with those who theorize [...]

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  2. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    That would make things interesting...
     
  3. TheSultan

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    sure, they could use it as a tax write off!
     
  4. Bramsy

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    WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWZERS!!!! android software + palm software + HTC body = a true test for domination me thinks!!
     
  5. USofPlutarchy

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    Maybe for the patents and since their market cap is cheap. What a horrible company though. Poorly managed, just awful cash flow and balance sheet.
     
  6. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    No I think palm just waited too long to write web os.

    I wonder what a webos tablet would be like...
     
  7. gruss

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    Yes my plan of google buying palm and suing apple out of business may yet come to fruition muahahahahahahahahahahaha
     
  8. vandyblackandgold

    vandyblackandgold Well-Known Member

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    I am with IOWA here....they dominated PDA's. we had two Palms personally. they just waited way too long to catch up to what everyone was already doing and put way too much in to mobile windows. not poorly managed, just made a decision and stuck with it and it turned out to be the wrong decision.
     
  9. saltorio

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    Ya. Palm fell behind. They used to be the PDA world as far as most people were concerned (myself included).

    As for whether Google could buy Palm: of course they could. Palm stock is being valued at $0. I could probably buy Palm! ;p
     
  10. Bramsy

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    can i join your crusade??
     
  11. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    They can still bounce back. They need to put webos on a device worth buying.

    Webos in itself is simply amazing.
     
  12. Bramsy

    Bramsy Well-Known Member

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    how about an Android? if these 2 could find a way to mix i SWEAR this phone would crush the rest. anybody agree? i understand the unlikeliness but we can dream.
     
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    Any one still remember the Folio?? HAHAHAHAHAAHAAAA
     
  14. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    Actually, imagine webos on the evo4g.....
     
  15. USofPlutarchy

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    I'm sorry, but if you don't think Palm is poorly managed, then you just don't know what to look for in a company's 10-K, footnotes, capital structure and cash flow.
     
  16. gruss

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    Hellz to the yeah. Apple just annoys me.
     
  17. locus

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    Bone from U2 will be pissed , I believe he owns a big chunk of Palm, (51% ?? not sure) or am I mistaken here ? I have read other discussions that Google or Nokia might be interested, Nokia sure does need something done about Symbian lol
     
  18. gruss

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    Don't know who bone is but bono is a douche and prolly uses a mac ;)
     
  19. locus

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    LOL yes I meant Bono, and I agree with you
     
  20. gruss

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    I would be ok with Nokia buying palm too. They made some awesome phones and web OS is sweet. I really liked the pre but just couldn't quite love it. Now with Nokia behind the internals that would be an awesome combo.
     
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    Oh yeah then add the palm patents to current lawsuit and put apple out of business ;)
     
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    ftw
     

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