Motopalm? Or Palmorola?

By  |  Monday, January 11, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Om Malik thinks that Motorola should buy Palm. My heart is with Palm staying independent and thriving, but (A) it’s hard to be a relatively small smartphone company; (B) Motorola could really, really use an operating system as impressive as WebOS that it controls; and (C) I suspect that Palm’s investors intend to seek a return on the money they put into the company by selling it sooner or later.

If Palm must be sold, Motorola is the most logical buyer I can think of–and some neat phones could emerge from the deal.


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5 Comments For This Post

  1. Jared Says:

    I think HTC should buy them. Their hardware quality is way up and they build the best phones out right now so grab up Palm and build a quality WebOS device.

  2. DZ Says:

    Ugh. (That’s all I can think of saying after seeing the Backflip.)

  3. moog Says:

    I would like to see RIM buy Palm to get a headstart on a fresh new BB OS by leveraging webOS.

  4. Backlin Says:

    The phones would look neat on paper, but be terribly built (although the Droid feels solid enough); and don’t even get me started on cosmetics (though that’s a bit of a subjective thing). I’m with Jared on this one.

  5. Duker Says:

    not gonna happen…