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Opinion: Palm won't give HP helping hand anytime soon

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CamilleK
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CamilleK   5/2/2010 4:19:22 PM
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To answer Rick's question above, HP needs to use Palm to get a low power tablet out soon since rumors abound they scrapped their slate. I would also recommend targeting a few webOS developers to come up with an app-store and a few compelling applications to encourage more developers to join them. Given their biz user focus background, maybe start with a large mobile workforce like the realtors and optimize an app for them: call it RealtOS. Or GetRealty. Anyway, you got the idea.

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rick merritt   4/29/2010 8:58:03 PM
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Besides making WebOS more open and providing financial stability, what else should HP do with Palm?

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JZehr   4/29/2010 5:52:42 PM
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As a happy owner of a Pre, this is really good news. The device as a smart phone and has met all my needs, but updates for WebOS are slow in coming. The number of Apps are growing rapidly although I still feel I'm part of a niche crowd of users who all wish more people would take some time to take it for a spin and discover its strengths. Perhaps HP will change all that. Re ConsumerEngineer's comments on AI... Huh? You're kidding, right? Not in our life-time!

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Baolt   4/29/2010 3:21:14 PM
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Its not the aim to get involved in smartphone market indeed they were player at early stages but get full access to innovative OS which lets users to have multiple programs running smoothly without consuming plenty of processor and memory. The future for smart mobile products are bright not just for phone based ones but tablet family also. As usual Apple got the lead and already over million sales. That market makes big players covetous. People dont need PCs nor notebooks which have own limitations. People are searching for funny, easy to use & carry, friendly and intelligent equipments which they can effort, play and be busy. Almost everybody has a PC/laptop to do biz. That is exactly what HP foresees and i believe Palm's handy webOS is capable of. If limited application problem, also compatibility and technical weakness of products are solved with high-performance ARM based solutions we will have lots of nice gadgets around not later than Xmas time. I agree with #John 787 webOS should be polished and charming for all manufacturers who dont have intention to pay lots of money on OS and weaken their slight profit margin even more. Like that HP can joy acquisition of Palm and earn much more back. I wonder with current culture of HP will it be enforceable at all...

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ConsumerEngineer   4/29/2010 1:51:16 PM
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The "Smart phone" is a dumb idea and is not a sustainable long term market. Palm was in the PDA market and many people won't even know what a PDA is because the market is long gone. HP should stay out of the phone business because phones are a commodity item and the combination computer/phone will either 1) not happen, 2) remain a small and unprofitable market not worth the resources, public relations problems, and cost. HP should work to make the PC a "Personal" computer again. Work with NVidia and/or AMD to harness the power of the graphics card to extend the capabilities. AI has yet to happen and it won't without the parallel processing available in the graphics card. AI won't happen without getting rid of Microsoft's outdated, bloated, buggy and expensive operating system. AI on the PC is the market HP should be looking for. The challenges are significant, but the payback and the possibilities are unlimited.

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garydpdx   4/29/2010 1:44:16 AM
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I think this is a great move by HP. With WebOS, HP will not be beholden to Google, Microsoft nor Symbian (Nokia) for its future mobile devices. It can push its products as part of its corporate solutions packages as well as retail to the consumer, especially as more computing moves away from traditional PC's. HP could have waited a year and saved $1 Billion but time is money, so they decided to move now!

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