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    Cisco sounds perfect for a Palm buyout. They are one of the last big tech companies that hasn't gotten into phones, but could definitely make a dent in the market, plus they have great advertising. They've been successful with the consumer already with the flip camera, and have done wonders with global connectivity and video conferencing. The flip has a pretty solid design and hasn't broken for me yet! What are your thoughts about Cisco taking over and running Palm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanLipson View Post
    Cisco sounds perfect for a Palm buyout. They are one of the last big tech companies that hasn't gotten into phones, but could definitely make a dent in the market, plus they have great advertising. They've been successful with the consumer already with the flip camera, and have done wonders with global connectivity and video conferencing. The flip has a pretty solid design and hasn't broken for me yet! What are your thoughts about Cisco taking over and running Palm?
    There's a couple of threads already on this, but I'd like it more than the other two options, that's for sure. Lenovo would be my next choice, with HTC a distant third, because I think they'll gut the company.
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    http://forums.precentral.net/general...-buy-palm.html
    http://forums.precentral.net/palm-ge...kes-sense.html
    There are already more threads about this than necessary and all on the new posts page to boot
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    Oh Cisco!... Oh Pancho!...

    (the older crowd will recognize that one... not that I'm old at all dammit)
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    anyone know how much cash they have? Cause there worth over 150 billion! Which is great, if they have 1/10 of that, it would be outstading!
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    Last report (last week) was Palm has 450 million on-hand.
    Last edited by HelloNNNewman; 04/12/2010 at 07:46 PM.
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    Cisco knows Pablo, Noriega...

    The real Noriega...

    He owe Cisco a hundred favors...


    Yeah, they got the money!
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    cash in the bank:

    Cisco: 39.6 Billion!

    How much Palm sell for... 1 Bil? $8.5/share???
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    Quote Originally Posted by AshDOG View Post
    Cisco knows Pablo, Noriega...

    The real Noriega...

    He owe Cisco a hundred favors...


    Yeah, they got the money!
    Well, Cisco is like Atlantic, they into distribution. They could definitely put plenty of cash behind Palm for everything including advertising.
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    I like Cisco better than the other companies who want to buy Palm. I think an American company may better understand the American consumer.
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    Cisco is an interesting choice. One good thing about it is Palm could still able to run mostly independent for awhile, because there is no overlapping functions in Cisco. I am not sure what is Cisco looking for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HelloNNNewman View Post
    Last report (last week) was 450 million on-hand.
    umm, since you and the quote bellow had different numbers, i looked it up, he's right..

    Quote Originally Posted by concept1 View Post
    cash in the bank:

    Cisco: 39.6 Billion!

    How much Palm sell for... 1 Bil? $8.5/share???

    While the company is worth less than Google, and apple. Google, and apple combined only have have 20-25 percent (did it in my head quickly) more cash on hand than cisco.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nimer55 View Post
    umm, since you and the quote bellow had different numbers, i looked it up, he's right..
    Yay. The other poster quoted Cisco's cash on hand and possible price for a Palm buyout. I simply quoted Rubinstein's claim of cash on hand for PALM. (which is what I thought was being asked)
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    ya... I think palm has 500+ mil in cash.

    anyway ya look at it, lenovo, cisco, or htc could buy palm in a cash buy.

    I'd personally like to see cisco, hopefully they will bring some serious innovations with their networking experience to the mobile market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksom View Post
    Cisco is an interesting choice. One good thing about it is Palm could still able to run mostly independent for awhile, because there is no overlapping functions in Cisco. I am not sure what is Cisco looking for?
    Cisco has a big push down market into the consumer level. Flip and Linksys are good examples.

    I also thought of another good thing. Remember Palm was trying to hire VPN specialists? Well look no further. All webOS devices can be bundled with a Cisco VPN client in no time. Native VPN support is a big plus for company adoption.
    Palm IIIc -> Sony CLIÉ T650C -> Sony TJ-37 -> Palm TX -> Palm Centro -> Palm Pre Bell -> Palm Pre Plus Bell/Verizon Hybrid -> HP Veer -> HP Pre 3 NA -> BlackBerry Classic -> BlackBerry Priv

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    I like Cisco also. But if they do buy them, Palm still has to learn to build hardware people will buy.

    If HTC buys them and chooses to keep webOS, they'll make some sweet phones with awesome hardware. But then again, HTC already has their baggage with android and windows phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nychump View Post
    I like Cisco also. But if they do buy them, Palm still has to learn to build hardware people will buy.

    If HTC buys them and chooses to keep webOS, they'll make some sweet phones with awesome hardware. But then again, HTC already has their baggage with android and windows phone.
    Cisco will have cash for Palm to reconsider their designs properly. And if anything they can still get HTC to build the phones... they have cash.
    Palm IIIc -> Sony CLIÉ T650C -> Sony TJ-37 -> Palm TX -> Palm Centro -> Palm Pre Bell -> Palm Pre Plus Bell/Verizon Hybrid -> HP Veer -> HP Pre 3 NA -> BlackBerry Classic -> BlackBerry Priv

    It's a Late Goodbye, such a Late Goodbye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToniCipriani View Post
    Cisco will have cash for Palm to reconsider their designs properly. And if anything they can still get HTC to build the phones... they have cash.
    exactly! 40 billion is alot, now i just need to find out what Cisco does.. Hold up why i visit my friend: google)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nimer55 View Post
    exactly! 40 billion is alot, now i just need to find out what Cisco does.. Hold up why i visit my friend: google)
    If you're using the Internet, chances are you're using their products already. They provide a lot of carrier-grade routing equipment, network switches, etc.

    They also own Linksys (home routers), Flip (YouTube camcorders), etc.
    Palm IIIc -> Sony CLIÉ T650C -> Sony TJ-37 -> Palm TX -> Palm Centro -> Palm Pre Bell -> Palm Pre Plus Bell/Verizon Hybrid -> HP Veer -> HP Pre 3 NA -> BlackBerry Classic -> BlackBerry Priv

    It's a Late Goodbye, such a Late Goodbye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToniCipriani View Post
    If you're using the Internet, chances are you're using their products already. They provide a lot of carrier-grade routing equipment, network switches, etc.

    They also own Linksys (home routers), Flip (YouTube camcorders), etc.
    They are also a major player in the embedded Linux market (which webOS is). On their MDS series of SAN (storage) switches, the SAN-OS is a linux kernel with various added parts. Their next generation operating system, designed for the Nexus convergence switches (NX-OS) is based on SAN-OS. I assume IOS is also a Linux kernel. Some of the Linksys products are based on Linux as well, and the various wrt third party firmwares grew out of the GPL'd parts of Linksys' firmware.
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