While nothing is set yet, this could end up being one of those rare moments where those who stuck in to the bitter end wind up on top. Those trying to short Palm - they are now buying it above the HP price, in an effort to minimize their losses. The pundits saying WebOS is dead - they now have to write articles about the largest computer company throwing their resources behind WebOs. The developers stopping work on WebOS to instead compete against a huge pool in the iPhone or Android app universe - they are now behind those who are going to be in the owning the future WebOS marketplace. Those talking up Microsoft tablets are reading today about Microsoft and HP both canceling various MS tablet devices...

It may end up being so, so sweet. Keep your fingers crossed.

Short term, we still are waiting for new hardware, API's, real enterprise support (MS Doc editing, desktop syncing, etc.) and more carriers. But most of those problems are 6 months or less away from going away forever. Wish it were sooner...