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    Hi,


    Samsung seems not willing to buy HP PSG:
    Samsung Denies Reports It Plans To Bid For HP PC Unit - Forbes
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    I saw that one coming.
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    Then it's Huawei and ZTE rumor time
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdaneophyte View Post
    Then it's Huawei and ZTE rumor time
    Naw - watched how that is twisted here by people who will claim that it's a clear indication that Samsung about to release WebOS devices.
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    Why would they want the PSG? They just need a license for webOS.
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    That they dont to buy the whole unit does not mean that they are not interested in WebOS...
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    Yeah, they may or may not be interested in WebOS, but this has nothing to do with that.
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    HP PSG did $2 billion in profit last year and holds nearly 20% of the PC industry. The purchase price for PSG would make the Compaq deal look like small potatoes. Nobody (not even Apple) could afford to purchase them.
    It still makes sense to license webOS though. I think an announcement is coming in the next few weeks.
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    Speculation and rumor or not does anyone actually expect that any company is going to tell the truth? How many carefully worded denials have we seen, "not CURRENTLY planning", "no OFFICIAL direction", "not in the IMMEDIATE future"? How many public statements have companies made to put pressure on other companies? How many outright lies have we seen published?

    Samsung could really have zero interest. It could also be protecting it's share price by quelling rumors and promoting stability. It could also be putting pressure on HP to compromise. It could be misdirecting competitors. Who knows. Wait and see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdaneophyte View Post
    Then it's Huawei and ZTE rumor time
    The US government will absolutely not allow any Chinese maker to buy HP's PC division. The last time with IBM/Lenovo was bad enough.
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    Since the PSG is still profitable why not just spin it off into its own company?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rot View Post
    Hi,


    Samsung seems not willing to buy HP PSG:
    Samsung Denies Reports It Plans To Bid For HP PC Unit - Forbes
    This doesn't mean they don't plan to license WebOS. It would be cheaper and better for Samsung to partner with HP instead of an outright buyout. And for all we know, the deal that "could" have been in the works fell apart last week when HP abruptly announced no more WebOS devices and the media started saying "RIP WebOS".

    So who knows?
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    It would be cheaper just to fork Android --- and then ask Microsoft for money for putting in Bing search.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astraith View Post
    This doesn't mean they don't plan to license WebOS. It would be cheaper and better for Samsung to partner with HP instead of an outright buyout. And for all we know, the deal that "could" have been in the works fell apart last week when HP abruptly announced no more WebOS devices and the media started saying "RIP WebOS".

    So who knows?
    I don't think Samsung is looking buy license either. Look at Engadget. They say that S Korea is looking to their own OS between Samsung and LG.

    Don't see how they think that will win over what is out there now but who knows?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGK View Post
    Naw - watched how that is twisted here by people who will claim that it's a clear indication that Samsung about to release WebOS devices.
    Quote Originally Posted by johncc View Post
    Why would they want the PSG? They just need a license for webOS.
    I can't be the only one who found these consecutive posts absolutely hilarious.
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    I can't be the only one who found these consecutive posts absolutely hilarious.
    Hummm... yes, you are!!

    I see nothing wrong in this posts...


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    They only promising Samsung news I seen was that apple won a lawsuit blocking Samsung in the Netherlands based off of Androids stock music player (according to Engadget for what that is worth) and that they are considering a Korean OS. Sounds like someone is exploring their options.
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    “To put to rest any speculation on this issue, I would like to definitively state that Samsung Electronics will not acquire Hewlett-Packard’s PC business,” Choi said in a statement. “Hewlett-Packard is the global leader in the PC business with sales of 40 million units last year, while Samsung is an emerging player in the category and sold about 10 million units in 2010. Based on the significant disparity in scale with Samsung’s own PC business and the complete lack of synergies, it would be both infeasible and imprudent to even consider such an acquisition.”
    Samsung: We Really, Really, Really Don’t Want HP’s PC Unit - John Paczkowski - News - AllThingsD
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    It may not actually be for sale anyway so it's irrelevant at this point.
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    If they could strip webOS & Palm patent portfolio from HP, that would solve alot of their issues their facing atm.

    Protection from Apple lawsuits. Encourage chipset orders to return (after shying away post apple lawsuit). And least we forget, a weapon against future licensed OS's pulling the plug. Google Have Motorola, Microsoft have Nokia, how long will they need everyone?

    Although, Im not a business strategist YMMV
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