Finally, all the speculations about potential buyers for Palm Inc. have been laid to rest as HP has announced that they are purchasing the troubled mobile manufacturer for $1.2 billion.
It would have been a sad day to see Palm just die out and fizzle away. With HP’s acquisition, we are excited and hopeful that we will see a new crop of WebOS devices. HP has traditionally been a producer of monoblock QWERTY mobile smartphones – a form factor that Palm and WebOS are known for.
This acquisition looks like a marriage made in heaven. And hopefully, unlike Palm, HP will put more effort into getting its smartphones in the hands of enthusiasts around the world.