HP Buys Palm for $1.2B

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  1. sooper_droid12

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    Rubenstein stays. Will be codified July 31. Discuss how awesome HP hardware will now mate with WebOS. This is a great acquisition in my opinion.


    HP buys Palm -- Engadget
     

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  2. Trident

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    I think HP can really turn Palm around in the right direction.
     
  3. Fonseca

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    I agree
     
  4. gabbott

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    Yes, I think this is really good news for WebOS.
     
  5. Frisco

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    I'm wondering what strategy HP will take addressing Palm's marketing issues.

    I'm saying "marketing issues" not because I know that to be the problem, but only because it seems that way to me as we watch Blackberry, Android and iPhone dominate the smart phone market.
     
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    HP does quite a bit of marketing for their computers. I'd expect to see the same from Palm after HP gets in there and works their magic.
     
  7. Vihzel

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    Do you think that HP will let Palm be the way they are or shake things up by having like a future HP phone?
     
  8. Trident

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    Hmmm... I can see it later on down the road but definitely not right away, IMO.
     
  9. Frisco

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    Palm gets to keep their CEO.. makes me wonder. ;)

    I'd like to be a fly on the wall at some of the early meetings about marketing, etc.
     
  10. Caloy

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    I hope Palm will do away with any proprietary charging slots and should just use the USB charging slot like most phones. My Palm Treo, though served me for such a long time, now is a pain to charge, it will occasionally stop charging, and I had to wiggle the cable every now and then just to charge it again.
     
  11. CRPercodani

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  12. Vihzel

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    The Palm Pre Plus has the standard USB charging slot. What I hated about it was that you actually had to slide the screen up to even be able to open it. The first time I tried to charge it, I couldn't figure out how to open the cover. hehe
     
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  14. Frisco

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    Hmm.. palm..

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    no.. I'm fine with my portfolio.
     
  15. CRPercodani

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    Seriously?
     
  16. Vihzel

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    lol no. I was just yanking your chain. hehe
     
  17. Caloy

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    That's good to hear! Perhaps I'll have another Palm smartphone if HP and Palm come out with a winner in a few years.
     

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