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Post Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:46 pm   Post subject: Truly a sad day in the world of mobile computing Reply with quote Back to top  

HP to buy Palm for $1.2 billion

http://tinyurl.com/2ckuwjd

ack... HP?

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:43 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top  

Palm who?

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:37 am   Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top  

yeah it's their own fault.

Maybe not really a fault, but seems like the classics story of the innovators failing to change with the times in time, and getting left in the dust.

It's really a damn shame, as I've always been really fond Palm products.

Their falling out of grace with me was with the pre. I like t-mobile as much as palm. Until the pre, they always released an unlocked GSM phone after their Sprint contract allowed so. When the rumors of an unlocked pre being available "any month now," turned into an at&t phone, I finally turned my back on them.

I REALLY like my HTC HD2.

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:57 am   Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top  

Olive wrote:
yeah it's their own fault.

Maybe not really a fault, but seems like the classics story of the innovators failing to change with the times in time, and getting left in the dust.

It's really a damn shame, as I've always been really fond Palm products.

Their falling out of grace with me was with the pre. I like t-mobile as much as palm. Until the pre, they always released an unlocked GSM phone after their Sprint contract allowed so. When the rumors of an unlocked pre being available "any month now," turned into an at&t phone, I finally turned my back on them.

I REALLY like my HTC HD2.


Palm will still be around for a long long time...

it'll just be "HP Palm" just like "HP compaq" was for a long long long time (still is I think)

Palm will become known as HP's brand of mobile devices, as compaq became their brand of computers, and HP became their line of printers and computers (how they manage to compete with themselves still in the computer space I just don't understand)


They did do it to them selves by not getting Web os out 2 years earlier... and by having no plans to actually build any phones beyond the pre and pixi... and by giving up their manufacturing capabilities... which is a similar mistake that Motorola made, but hasn't killed them yet...

short sightedness really is what did them in in the end.

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:05 am   Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top  

EdisonRex wrote:
Palm who?


Wait! thats my line.

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:24 am   Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top  

[quote="anglachel"]
Olive wrote:


Palm will still be around for a long long time...

it'll just be "HP Palm" just like "HP compaq" was for a long long long time (still is I think)


I'm sure they will be, but i have an issue with HP and I'm afraid that in classic HP style, they'll junk up whatever "Palm" products they pump out.

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:21 am   Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top  

EdisonRex wrote:
Palm who?


Face Palm?

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:55 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top  

It's all in the palm of..
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Post Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:12 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top  

Rosie Palm... Blush SmileShocking Smile

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:02 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top  

BamZipPow wrote:
Rosie Palm... Blush SmileShocking Smile


If Rosie Palm is gone, who's making sure her 5 sisters stay together?

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Post Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 11:51 am   Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top  

fathertyme wrote:
BamZipPow wrote:
Rosie Palm... Blush SmileShocking Smile


If Rosie Palm is gone, who's making sure her 5 sisters stay together?


Some d*ck of a guy... Wink SmileShocking Smile

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Post Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 2:44 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top  

BamZipPow wrote:
fathertyme wrote:
BamZipPow wrote:
Rosie Palm... Blush SmileShocking Smile


If Rosie Palm is gone, who's making sure her 5 sisters stay together?


Some d*ck of a guy... Wink SmileShocking Smile


He's got them all wrapped up around him?

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Post Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 2:52 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top  

Guss they weren't happy with killing just one line of mobile devices...

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:33 am   Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top  

More bad news for the webOS

http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=8672

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Post Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:21 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top  

It might not be the end yet.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-19/hewlett-packard-webos-software-bought-with-palm-not-dead-dewitt-says.html

They're saying they'll continue to update and support it. In my mind, I'm adding a "for now" to that...
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