Posted by Abe Sauer on April 12, 2010 02:04 PM
For sale: Slightly used, slightly abused, completely iconic mobile phone brand. Real fixer-upper, tons of potential.
Yes, in a move that has been suspected by fans of the brand for some time now, Palm has put itself up for acquisition. The move comes after recent sales numbers for Palm's Pixi and Pre units disappointed already low expectations, making the company's independent survival all but impossible. Existing mobile brands HTC and Lenovo are rumored to be interested. Some question the wisdom of HTC buying the brand, as Palm's operating system, WebOS, would clash with HTC's Android system.
But Lenovo? A purchase by Lenovo might be the perfect brand-building fit. Continue reading...