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    bummer...if lenovo balks then it's license or liquidation..
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    I'm glad
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    that's great to hear. Htc might be great,and all, but they don't have enough cash to increase funding on webos. My top choice is still cisco, since they have a 40 billion in the bank.
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    It's too bad, if webos was on some better hardware it would be pretty incredible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VickMackey View Post
    bummer...if lenovo balks then it's license or liquidation..
    What's old is new again. Rince and repeat. Not good news all around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NixonLvr View Post
    It's too bad, if webos was on some better hardware it would be pretty incredible.
    It will be on better hardware in good time
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    I read couple of days ago that Intel is considering Acquisitions and is shopping around here is the full article: sorry i couldnt find the link
    April 20 (Bloomberg) -- Intel Corp., the world’s biggest maker of
    chips for computers, is considering acquisitions that would help get
    its processors into smartphones and consumer electronics.

    “We are looking at what we believe can accelerate our progress in
    those markets,” Chief Financial Officer Stacy Smith said in an
    interview at Bloomberg’s headquarters in New York today. “As we see
    other opportunities like that, we think it’s a place where we can and
    will deploy capital.”

    Intel, which ended the first quarter with $16.3 billion in cash after
    reporting record sales for the period, is looking for purchases that
    mirror its acquisition of software maker Wind River Systems Inc. last
    year, said Smith, 47. The $884 million takeover gave Intel software
    that runs devices ranging from cars to mobile phones.

    Intel, whose processors run about 80 percent of the world’s personal
    computers, is looking to add products and technologies that help it
    expand into new markets, including chips for televisions and mobile
    devices. Intel won’t seek to take over companies for their earnings,
    Smith said.

    “I am philosophically not a believer in buying for revenue or buying
    for earnings,” he said. He declined to name any potential targets or
    say how much Intel is prepared to spend.

    Intel, based in Santa Clara, California, rose 12 cents to $24.12 at 4
    p.m. New York time in Nasdaq Stock Market trading. The stock has
    gained 18 percent this year.

    Under Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini, Intel is trying to sell a
    scaled-down version of its PC processors, called Atom, to enter new
    markets. The company gets about 90 percent of its sales from chips for
    computers.
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    that article doesn't mention palm at all
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    They are still shopping around....=)
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    Quote Originally Posted by htabbach View Post
    As I said when the rumor first came out, HTC would not want Palm because it is making a lot of money selling Android devices right now, and owning WebOS would damage its relationships with that side of the smartphone business. Licensing WebOS to put on an Evo-type device would not be harmful to HTC, however. I hope they, and Palm, consider that option.

    Dell might have been a good candidate, but it went whole-hog with its new line, and is only Android and Win7 Phone. I don't think they can absorb WebOS and get any devices out soon enough.

    It's getting tough to come up with a good fit for Palm, after you eliminate Dell. There is one that would be extremely interesting and fun to see, but it would never happen. That is, Apple. Imagine if they had a line of WebOS phones on the iPhone hardware AND if they set it up so that the app store apps would work on those phones. THOSE would be great. They could have WebOS with some carriers, and iPhone 4.0 in others. But Apple would never do it, because it would be an admission that WebOS is better than what Apple has been pushing all these years, and they don't want to damage the mystique.

    Who's left to think about? There are reasons that each of these would not fit, you don't need to tell me why. This is just what's still out there,:
    Qualcomm (it would spin off Palm and use it to demonstrate Qualcomm chips), Sony Ericcson, Motorola, Nokia, Lenovo, HP (could make a 9" tablet with WebOS to compete with iPad and sell it for $300), Samsung. Then again, any company with cash available and a desire to compete in that market could give it a whirl--think Siemens.

    In the end, I doubt they get bought, but it's getting close to the point where they need to, in order to survive. They need a good new device by July.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkzone View Post
    I read couple of days ago that Intel is considering Acquisitions and is shopping around here is the full article: sorry i couldnt find the link
    I forgot to mention Intel, but that should also be on the list.

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