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Re: Speculation: Apple to Buy Palm

__/ [Jeffrey Kaplan] on Friday 10 February 2006 02:56 \__

> It is alleged that Harlan Lachman claimed:
>> In article <dsd7u9$1ue8$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
>>  Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >
>> > 
>> > "Speculation that Apple plans to buy handheld maker Palm has been
>> > revived by a call from two leading Palm investors for the company to be
>> > put up for sale, according to the local paper of both companies."
>> A little late.
> Why is it "a little late"?  The "handheld maker Palm" is the hardware
> company, briefly known as palmOne.  The people who make the devices
> themselves, not the OS.
> Unless you're referring to the recent release of the first
> WindowsMobile Palm device?

Thanks for the clarification, Jeffrey. This makes perfect sense.

I hope that, if true, Apple premium costs do not apply to Palm devices. I
also hope that lock-ins are not part of the deal and that existing Linux
conduits are never broken. It is about time Palm themeselves catered for
Linux, probably in the form of a compilable version of Palm Desktop. I am
losing my patience, not for that reason alone.

Best wishes,


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