HP-Palm:HP Buys Palm
HP-Palm:HP Buys Palm – Just this week Hewlett-Packard placed a lot of money down betting that the Palm would be successful. In fact, the total sum of money was about $1.2 billion. There are analysts who have been reviewing the exciting change in events and are saying that more than likely, HP proceeded with this because of Palm’s recent WebOS operating system. Most of the PC-market will look at the Apple iPhone OS and say that the Palm provides real run for its money. They are right to think this because many are saying that the winner would undoubtedly be the Apple iPhone. The deal has to be worrying HP and why they would move forward with this move is leaving many consumers uneasy. Executives and coders are probably growing worried at the moment with Windows 7 and its toned down mobile phone versions that are soon to be released. The Singularity OS was displayed a couple years ago during the Research Techfest 2008 and looked very promising.
However, having such a well rounded, crafted and innovative partner in technology like HP is probably making the Palm feel rather comfortable with its next business ventures. HP has become very involved in the road map area and crafting Microsoft’s OS road maps to perfection. Steve Ballmer revealed in January that Hp had a tablet computer going for themselves. The demonstration revealed that the device was running a toned down lighter version of the ever so popular operating system, Windows 7. The HP Slate with webOS is said to be compnany’s best run at competing with the iPad and possibly the iPhone. Everyone wants to see a portable laptop with powerful capabilities that can run Windows 7.