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    Insiders say there is one company looking at the HP PC line
    And Palm sales don't track the PRPRPR $line$
    Aug 19, 2011 - by Charlie Demerjian


    Being in Palo Alto for Hot Chips 23, you run in to a lot of people who know things about big stories like the HP PC fire sale and Palm knifing. The stories that they tell tend to be very different from the very confused PRPRPR $line$.

    Short story, HP killed Palm/WebOS after a very short life, and then didn’t officially confirm it is selling it’s PC business. The whole debacle was messaged in a way that would make PRPRPR $people$ $very$ $happy$, $as$ $long$ $as$ $they$ $were$ $working$ $for$ $an$ $HP$ $competitor$. $Internally$, $I$ $can$&#$8217$;$t$ $think$ $of$ $a$ $way$ $it$ $could$ $have$ $been$ $done$ $worse$.

    That said, the interesting bit is the sale of the PC business. This move is not a stretch of the imagination for anyone that has been paying attention, the PC business is low margin, and most companies are looking to other areas to boost their revenue and more importantly, their profit margins. Fair enough. HP shedding their PC line was fairly inevitable.

    Any sale of such a business means there is also a buyer. Hopefully. At this time, HP isn’t saying anything officially about a buyer, nor is any potential suitor. According to SemiAccurate’s sources, there is one and only one name being floated, Samsung. The sources would not say anything more, just that Samsung has been floating internally for weeks since a recent reorg. This sale wasn’t a snap decision, it has been in planning for a long time.

    On top of that, Samsung hired several key PC execs from HP in the recent past. While this isn’t definitive, it does point to interest by the Korean giant. The fact that HP’s PC and laptop business would nicely plug a gaping hole in the Samsung vertical monolith may be entirely coincidental, but it is worth thinking about. Insiders on both sides are not talking specifics, but the synergies are obvious.

    The other bit is far less important, but does make you wonder. Sources in sunny California are saying that the Palm/WebOS tablets were actually not selling badly, and in fact were selling quite well. Given the acceptable sales, and the short life span, it makes you really wonder why the line was canceled. The OS was arguably the best out there, warts and all, but wasn’t being supported nearly as well as HP was saying. The PRPRPR $screed$ $does$ $not$ $match$ $the$ $purported$ $facts$, $at$ $least$ $if$ $you$ $have$ $access$ $to$ $the$ $real$ $numbers$. $Something$ $is$ $fishy$ $here$, $very$ $very$ $fishy$.$S$|$A$
    Source: SemiAccurate


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    I'm sure it's probably an overseas company that puts out fake Iphones.
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    Samsung could probably produce a good webOS device, and many of phones components are probably Samsung to begin with.

    The problem is thou, by the time they do such a thing, i mean, how much time are we talking about?
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    Until I can imagine, the Samsung buy everything, webOS hardware division included. So... licence the webOS & can continue to use the PrPrPr $form$ $factor$!

    Man... serious... imagine the PrPrPr $with$ $a$ $SuperAmoled$ $Plus$!!


    Best Regards...
    "If A Man Isn't Willing To Take Some Risk For His Opinions, Either His Opinions Are No Good Or He's No Good!" - Ezra Pound (Poet & Critic)
    (Happy A Lot, As A Good Carioca!)
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    HP said yesterday, that the sale of PSG (PC departement) will take 12-18 months of market research, etc. It's nothing that will happen in the near future. They just started to think about it, no plans to actually do it. Read the sources...

    There is no bidder just yet.

    This article talks nonsense at least for that part.
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    I like the last paragraph. He reports the TP was selling surprising well. I now think no matter how well the TP was going to sell, HP would have done the same thing.

    ET
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    Exact!

    The problem never was the webOS, but the IBM has made the same and stay in a good position now...

    Let's speculate: Samsung buy all personal hardware division and gonna be world lead in PC, notes, nets and... with the webOS Hardware; in other words, can have the PrPrPr $form$ $factor$ $too$.

    To complete, the HP can licence the software component called... webOS!

    Look above and you can see that this is not new, but have some time...

    Man... only this can really explain what happened! All this situation are too much wrong...


    Best Regards...
    "If A Man Isn't Willing To Take Some Risk For His Opinions, Either His Opinions Are No Good Or He's No Good!" - Ezra Pound (Poet & Critic)
    (Happy A Lot, As A Good Carioca!)

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