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HP Buys Palm: A New Smartphone Superpower?

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April 28, 2010 9:44:25 PM

Hp phones. This is gonna be interesting.

1.2 Billion. Damn..
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April 28, 2010 9:46:09 PM

Dell is making android/WP7 and Hp is going with webOS. Will be interesting indeed.
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April 28, 2010 9:48:25 PM

I dunno how I feel about this. HP has been making absolute rubbish lately (bloatware infested PCs and printers that require 400Mb drivers) but at least Palm isn't going to fold.
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April 28, 2010 9:52:39 PM

Yeah... i liked a Palm handheld that I had many years ago... but I never liked anything with HP logo...
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April 28, 2010 9:57:04 PM

Yeah for more WebOS devices...

Boo it's HP not HTC...
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April 28, 2010 10:11:10 PM

Seeing as all Palm has left is their WebOS, HP is buying this software for 1.2 billion dollars to enter a very competitive market??
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April 28, 2010 10:12:59 PM

otacon72What PC you get from a major player isn't going to have bloatware on it? I'd rather have the bloatware and pay a lower price. I just wipe the HD and start from fresh anyway. I build my desktops but they can stick 100GBs of bloatware on the laptops I buy if it means lower prices. I've used both... WebOS beats the iPhone's OS easily. Haven't used Android yet. Wouldn't be surpised to see HP start licensing WebOS at some point.WebOS tablet version? That would be something to see.


I love WebOS too, but I can't add it to my SERO plan. That, I am not too fond of the small Palm thumbboard, even though my Treo Pro has it. WebOS on an HTC Touch Pro 2 style phone would be ideal.

I hope HP comes out with a good variety of phones sporting this OS. I think its pretty evident that there are people who prefer no keyboard, the slide out side keyboard, and people who prefer the Palm style thumbboard. Its a good OS; mix it with good engineering and you can have a winner.
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April 28, 2010 10:24:44 PM

Zybch, I think you are missing the other things that HP provides at an enterprise level. They have a class leading blade and chassis design that does storage, proliant and integrity, they bought out the best SAN maker with LeftHand, and now they are looking to make an enterprise (hopefully) smartphone. I was trying to decide between iPhone and RIM for phones, I am so excited to see what HP/Palm is going to come out with.
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April 28, 2010 10:27:43 PM

hp phone coming soon ?!
or integrated in the hp slate ?! hehe
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April 28, 2010 10:28:07 PM

My dream of beautiful HTC/Palm babies has been crushed, but on the bright side this means WebOS will live on. Plus, a tablet with WebOS would run circles around the iPad.
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April 28, 2010 10:28:53 PM

matt314Dell is making android/WP7 and Hp is going with webOS. Will be interesting indeed.


Dell assembles pre-fabbed computer hardware. HP has a history of creating various products and technologies. Sure, they're now known mainly for their printers and desktops, but that's mostly the fault of their prior CEO (not sure if it was the same one busted for ordering the illegal spying of the board members or not). Anyway, the comparison is unfair.

That said, HP should have no problem continuing the Palm brand and infusing it with much needed technical and financial support.
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April 28, 2010 10:32:04 PM

I cringe every time I see an HP logo
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April 28, 2010 10:33:31 PM

otacon72What PC you get from a major player isn't going to have bloatware on it? I'd rather have the bloatware and pay a lower price. I just wipe the HD and start from fresh anyway. I build my desktops but they can stick 100GBs of bloatware on the laptops I buy if it means lower prices. I've used both... WebOS beats the iPhone's OS easily. Haven't used Android yet. Wouldn't be surpised to see HP start licensing WebOS at some point.WebOS tablet version? That would be something to see.


Usually they try to make you pay for the bloatware. It is a "feature."
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April 28, 2010 10:42:52 PM

I wonder if HP has plans to integrate Palm's WebOS into their multi function printers, scanners, etc.

And or create a "light OS" for their laptops for minimal power drain on the go computing.

Wish i had Palm Stock today =\
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April 28, 2010 11:24:44 PM

Watch out apple here come hp.
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April 28, 2010 11:38:01 PM

Remember when PDA war was between IPAQ and PALM decades ago? Who would have thought they are the same company now.
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April 29, 2010 12:27:43 AM

war2k9Watch out apple here come hp.

LOL HP is worth double what Apple is (114.7 Billion vs 47 Billion).
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April 29, 2010 1:20:41 AM

Ewww....HP....

All of our handhelds are going to suck now..Thanks HP.
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April 29, 2010 3:21:54 AM

HP didn't buy Palm just so it could dish out some WebOS phones. They wanted the IP, the technical talent, and the experience that comes with Palm.

HP will take what Palm has and create their own product from it, whether it's for phones, ultralight mobiles, or some other wireless / networking area.

Give it a few months, you skeptics might even be impressed.
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April 29, 2010 3:37:17 AM

Does HP have the vision to compete with Apple and Microsoft and RIM and Nokia?

Does HP have any idea what the customer wants? I actually like the concept of the Pre, I just don't have it available to me on Straight Talk... Otherwise I'd probably already have one.
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April 29, 2010 3:41:58 AM

I GUESS THAT IDIOT EIC AT ENGADGET WAS WRONG!!!HAHAHA
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April 29, 2010 4:12:34 AM

I wonder what they'll call it? The HP/Compaq iPalm Pre Paq?

Anyway, I think this is a good move. Especially since the HP Slate is
already a developed platform. If they can use the Snapdragon CPU in a less
expensive and smaller tablet with WiFi and 3G, I would get behind that in
a hurry.
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April 29, 2010 4:36:41 AM

You know what this transaction needs? More cowbell!
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April 29, 2010 6:16:31 AM

i sure hope hp doesn't start loading on the Palm devices all that crapware that it does on all its computers and man their printer drivers are blimps at 300-500mb!! be sure you don't plug in the usb cable before installing that printer bloatware... kaboom!
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April 29, 2010 12:33:56 PM

With a long history of abandoning consumer electronics products, it would be a cold day in h*** before I would buy a phone from HP
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April 29, 2010 2:18:04 PM

Man I loved my HP iPAQ hx4700 PDA, 4" (640x480) VGA screen, 64MB of Ram, 624mhz Intel processor, and so on. It was a Cadillac of a PDA, and always received awesome reviews from tech sites (including later versions of it). 640x480 was a pretty rare resolution to find a small LCD screen back then, most PDAs only sported 320x240.

If they can bring that type of design (though obviously updated with todays specs) with Palm's WebOS, they'd have an incredibly nice Smartphone.

People might want to bash HP's PCs, but their PDAs were always pretty high quality (though not including the Compaq PDAs, those always seemed dinky). Looking forward to see what they can come up with.
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April 30, 2010 4:38:42 AM

hp is going to enjoy this deal... my palm has been so useful... high fives, smacking people on the forehead, keeping me company on lonely nights...

THIS JUST IN: The multinational conglomerate Hewlett-Packard, commonly referred to as HP, has just changed it's name to 'Hairy-Palm'... more at 11...
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