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    They are definitely weighing their options and nothing looks like a done deal.

    UPDATE 3-Palm hires advisers, explores options - source | Reuters
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    Well, that does hold out hope for a licensing deal. Which raises a fascinating question: if webOS were on non-Palm hardware (and, say, broke with Palm traditions such as no physical keyboard), would you choose it over the Palm variant?
    Treo 600 > Treo 650 > HTC Mogul (*****!) > HTC Touch Pro (***** squared!) > PRE! > Epic
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    Quote Originally Posted by wynand32 View Post
    Well, that does hold out hope for a licensing deal. Which raises a fascinating question: if webOS were on non-Palm hardware (and, say, broke with Palm traditions such as no physical keyboard), would you choose it over the Palm variant?
    Yes. The current Palm hardware is outdated... The Pre/Pixi are getting to be a year old. The Plus models are basically the same thing.
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    Or its a well played game to increase stock price.
    Back to your bridge evil troll you have no powers here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PIKCACHU20 View Post
    Or its a well played game to increase stock price.
    Rubinstein doesn't strike me as a guy that plays games. Even when he said he wanted to keep Palm independent, I think someone changed his mind and he had no choice but to go along with it. But he's a straight shooter and very candid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deesugar View Post
    Rubinstein doesn't strike me as a guy that plays games. Even when he said he wanted to keep Palm independent, I think someone changed his mind and he had no choice but to go along with it. But he's a straight shooter and very candid.
    I guessed so, but the business life is hard and I hope they can stay away from those Goldman guys...they are not looking for palms best option, instead they are only looking out for their best option.

    Does anybody ever learn about the investment banking business?

    Rubinstein should call Steve Jobs instead and ask him for a coffee break, as much as Steve Jobs comes accross like an *** in the media, he knows how it is to stand on the edge and that knowledge or part of it he might be willing to share out of respect for palm. That he sure has I would assume.
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    I'm verry interested in seeing what happens.. I think palm should grab there 500 million, go to a casino, walk towards a roulet table, put it all on one number, and hope for the best.. (i wonder why I'm noy a rich ceo, my ideas are genius )
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    Funny... Palm's hiring investors to give them options. I think every option has already been explored in these forums - all they need to do is load up the Precentral.net forum and save themselves some money!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wynand32 View Post
    Well, that does hold out hope for a licensing deal. Which raises a fascinating question: if webOS were on non-Palm hardware (and, say, broke with Palm traditions such as no physical keyboard), would you choose it over the Palm variant?
    I'd say it would depend entirely on the hardware offered. I switched from Palm to TRG/Handera early on, because I liked their hardware better. Then switched to Sony because I liked theirs better. Only went back to Palm because Sony gave up just as the smartphone craze was beginning to set in.

    I'd still like to see something as solid as my Sony hardware was, with WebOS on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hparsons View Post
    I'd say it would depend entirely on the hardware offered. I switched from Palm to TRG/Handera early on, because I liked their hardware better. Then switched to Sony because I liked theirs better. Only went back to Palm because Sony gave up just as the smartphone craze was beginning to set in.

    I'd still like to see something as solid as my Sony hardware was, with WebOS on it.
    Yeah, those Clie were nice devices, weren't they? I think that both Sony and HP could make some nice webOS devices.
    Treo 600 > Treo 650 > HTC Mogul (*****!) > HTC Touch Pro (***** squared!) > PRE! > Epic
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    Quote Originally Posted by wynand32 View Post
    Yeah, those Clie were nice devices, weren't they? I think that both Sony and HP could make some nice webOS devices.
    Oh my yes. I gave mine to my wife when I got my Treo. We were in the Caribbean going back to the Windjammer we were sailing on, when a wave washed over the transport dingy, and soaked it. We tried to save it, but it was a goner. I think I was more upset than she was.

    I think it's funny listening to folks complain about the prices of these devices. I paid > $500 for that Clie - no phone, no contract to offset the price, and no TEP to cover it in case of rougue waves.
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    Sony would overprice their hardware and HP would make it incompatible with the software.







    Sorry, I have a Vaio... While it's nice, it was overpriced for its nature and the battery's meh.
    I had an HP and I swear every piece of hardware it had did not go with Vista. I never had Blue Screens of Death until then.
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    I pray Palm stays away from licensing. It just doesn't work as well as the Apple/RIM/Palm model.
    Palm Vx -> Treo 600 -> Treo 700p -> Centro -> Pre (Launch Phone 06/06/09) -> AT&T Pre Plus with Sprint EVDO swap -> Samsung Epic 4G w/ Froyo
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    Here's an interesting perspective - Intel:

    Who should buy Palm? Intel, of course. | Tech Broiler | ZDNet.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by sf_basilix View Post
    Intel would suck. That'd mean that we'd be looking at x86 CPUs, with around 10x (with the Atom) the power consumption of ARM chips.
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    Everyone is ignoring another possible option: A strategic partnership/alliance...

    I described this in my post a few days ago here:

    http://forums.precentral.net/palm-ge...ml#post2373114

    Here is the actual post if the link doesnt work:

    Menace;

    If HTC buys Palm, I think that there will be 2 reasons:

    1. 1,650 handheld/smartphone patent portfolio. That changes the whole APPLE/HTC patent infringement lawsuit, big time.

    2. HTC is mostly a hardware manufacturer, for other operating systems. They recently developed Sense-UI to put over Android, as their first forray into being a competitor in the smartphone market; in that regard, they are way behind, and, heck, Apple is suing them for the effort, too. If they want to make a REAL effort, they need a real and complete smartphone OS; I doubt that there are many people, Apple-faithful included, that would argue against the WebOS superiority to anything available today. HTC could make a leading edge smartphone, affordably, with one of the best, if not THE best OS out there, and have a huge hit, and go from being a small company to a major player in the smartphone market, by purchasing PALM; "trashing" WebOS would be sheer stupidity; perhaps they'd trash the Pre and Pixie, or, perhaps they would make them with new and better materials, in addtion to a more advanced, superior state o fthe art smartphone...

    Personally, Id rather see a "strategic alliance" between Palm and HTC.. investment and minor part ownership by HTC in PALM - while they remain separate entities, they can share business plans and patents as needed, while building great phones together and make tons of money.



    "The more I learn, the more I realize just how little I really do know!" -Albert Einstein

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    how bout a 3 way deal, amazon, palm, htc..

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