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    With Dell gobbling up the high end gaming platform Alienware, I started wondering about a recent report (early February?) that Palm's largest shareholder, Mark Nelson, told Palm's board that it was time to sell Palm.

    Dell's Axim line has been a good success, but still lags behind one of its biggest rivals, HP. In addition, HP keeps innovating in the smartphone space, obviously where the handheld market is going. Before you say I'm crazy, how many features do the top of the line Palm and HP handhelds have that my Cingular 8125, or Sprint 6700, don't have - plus I get cellular service to boot, and even undiscounted pay $399?

    The best way into this space would be to buy Palm, especially now that the 700w is about to be available to all carriers, and the rumored GSM Hollywood will fit well with the Rolex/Porsche crowd.

    What say you?
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    What - no takers? Or did I just drop something in the punch bowl?
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    Way back when, I always felt that it would have made sense for Dell to buy Handspring.

    Then before Palm offered the 700w, I thought that Palm would be a good fit for Apple.

    Now I don't know what to think other than there is a hugh untapped market worldwide for smartphone and it's big enough for Palm as well as the big boys, to make money.

    So I have no sense of what might happen other than Palm seems to have turned the corner (financially) and probably has a bright future.

    There's my two cents.
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    Well only thing I originally saw was Dell's denial .... kinda logical when ya see later that Alienware wasn't Dell's 1st choice.

    http://news.com.com/2100-1003_3-6049853.html

    so thot it was rumor until I saw this:
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060323/...ll_alienware_7

    But it seems Alienware was Michael Dell's second choice.

    http://www.widowpc.com/2006/03/dell_buys_alien.php


    Considering Dell's 2.62 outta 10 six month rating with consumers
    http://www.resellerratings.com/seller1867.html

    and Hall of Shame leadership position
    http://www.gripe2ed.com/scoop/story/...1/25/225739/05

    and Alienware's Better Business Bureau issues
    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/computers/alienware.html

    I wouldn't go near either company with a 10' network cable.
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    No. Well that is shortest answer, isnt it
    Technological superiority has never won a product battle. If that were the case we would all be flying in supersonic Concordes and using Apple computers.

    The key to winning the battle is a combination of price, convenience, marketing, sound business model and a bit of luck.

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