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Is Nokia buying Palm?

by bigboy73 / March 5, 2007 10:35 AM PST

I read on two sites that nokia is thinking about buying Palm. If this happened then what I would think would happen is
.Palm OS is killed
.Symbian OS used on Treos
. and NO MORE Handhelds, only smartphones

what do you guys think, check it out at brighthand.com

bigboy

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Not so fast...
by John.Wilkinson / March 6, 2007 10:12 AM PST
In reply to: Is Nokia buying Palm?

First, I can't see Palm being bought out by Nokia in the near future. Regardless, though, the Palm OS is not owned by Palm Inc...it was owned by PalmSource, a separate company, until they were bought out over a year ago by ACCESS. Thus, a buyout of Palm inc. would not spell the end of the Palm OS.

Just my two cents.
John

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Yes But..
by bigboy73 / March 6, 2007 11:34 AM PST
In reply to: Not so fast...

Nobody else really uses Palm OS, I think itrs Palm, and maybe Garmin. But Windows has Dell, HP, Asus, and many more. I think Nokia just wants a share into the US Smartphone market which is really only Palm, ROM blackberry, and Motorola. Take out the smaallest Company (Palm), and you can puch symbian OS, and drop Palm OS. I don't know we will see what happens in thenext couple months, this could explain the delay on new handhelds.

bigboy

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Yes but PalmONe doesn't own PalmOS.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 6, 2007 8:32 PM PST
In reply to: Yes But..

Go figure how that dirties the mix.

Bob

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