HP's Palm deal: webOS gets a second chance

Palms takeover has cleared the way for its superlative WebOs platform to finally get the audience it deserves, says Joe Minihane.

HPs 1.2 billion buyout of Palm has been greeted with joy among hardcore tech types and mobile fanatics. And with good reason. Its not too extreme to say that Palm has been on its knees in the last few months. HPs move now means not only will it continue to survive, but also potentially flourish, as webOS is finally able to break out from its shackles and rock up in more than a couple of well-received handsets.