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Nokia considering Palm acquisition, we hold our breath

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Nokia considering Palm acquisition, we hold our breath - read the full textNow we don't normally deal with that kind of rumors but this one is too interesting to let go. According to a leading financial website the world leading mobile phone manufacturer is interested in obtaining the troubled Palm. The company standing behind the development of one of the most...


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> In reply to stany @ 2009-09-24 09:05 from 3Ea} - click to readNokia is n1 in the mobile phone market...

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  • 2009-09-24 10:24
  • n%nF

As someone who bought into the hype about webOS I sincerely hope this isn't true. The sad truth is that webOS looks nice but the future roadmap is pretty bleak, whereas S60 might not be so hot now, but it's future looks good (assuming it doesn't come too late).
Being able to code a single application that runs on s40, s60 & Maemo using Qt? Heck Yeah.

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  • 2009-09-24 10:12
  • vFkB

lets hope palm rejects the offer nokia wouldn't have done anything they are just copying someone else :)

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  • 2009-09-24 10:07
  • PI4q

> In reply to Sonic @ 2009-09-24 08:58 from 3qE$ - click to readI still think maemo is the way for nokia to compete not using palm. if they do buy in the will use their facilities and R and D not they're existing OS and tech

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  • 2009-09-24 09:32
  • Mx@E

Yea, i agree, Nokia's Symbian UI is really outdated in todays competitive mobile world!

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  • 2009-09-24 09:24
  • 9Da4

palm OS and nokia handset with new style not bulk can grab market!!

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  • 2009-09-24 09:09
  • 3Ea}

great deal!!!
Nokia will be again number one in market
Go and get

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  • 2009-09-24 09:05
  • 3Ea}

Finally! The Palm Web OS and the Web OS user interface are far more superior to any symbian phone ever made. This is the only way nokia can compete with Apple and RIM. Buy technology and creative people. As far as I'm concerned, nokia lost it's creativity in 2001. Since then they keep releasing the same phone, just with different form factor. Nokia if you do this, you will become nr.1 in creativity again. Good luck!

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  • 2009-09-24 08:58
  • 3qE$

Most of the Palm management agree to be absorbed by their buyer, and Nokia seems to be the best bidder here.

If ever that comes true, I'd like to see how Nokia will put Palm features on its E-series. :D While Maemo on the high-end phones or Nseries. More to come with Symbian Foundation OS!

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  • 2009-09-24 08:57
  • vLxj

Good idea Nokia, so long as they take the best that Palm does and puts it into their own phones in a kind of partnership like Sony Ericsson.

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  • 2009-09-24 07:41
  • PWnc

I think this'll be strategically very positive for Nokia. I wonder what happens to the Palm OS ?

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  • 2009-09-24 06:28
  • 2S$D

Oh no, please not another 3DFx. Palm will loose her identity innovation forever!

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  • 2009-09-24 05:28
  • 2ICq

Nokia Pre!!! can't wait. Go for it NOKIA

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  • 2009-09-24 04:55
  • 0Bsq

Nokia, as a world leading cellphone manufacturing had been dropin it's market share lately. Closing in 2nd is Samsung, as we see dat its ellegance in design n UI is much better than Nokia... But with d acquisition.. Bye everybody. Nokia will be way ahead again.

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  • 2009-09-24 03:08
  • tWiH

The only reason the Pre exists is that venture capitalists invested money in Palm in the hope that a company like Nokia or Motorola would buy them out...

...without a buy-out Palm will be dead in a year or two,

btw why are we still waiting for the GSM version of the Pre?

Meanwhile Palm can't make the Pre pretend to be an iPod in order to sync with iTunes:-


Maybe they are leaving the development of their own sync software to a buyer of the company.

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  • 2009-09-24 02:43
  • P%nm

After playing around with the Palm Pre a number of times, this is really interesting news indeed. I'm not a big fan of the Palm but I must say that the new WebOS on the Pre is very smooth and easy to use...the accelerometer is very quick just as an example. If Nokia buys Palm it'll be a win for both companies and of course the consumer.

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  • 2009-09-24 02:25
  • kPJ9

So Nokia , when Symbian Open Source Smartphone with Dedicated Audio Chip & 3D Hardware Acceleration Release? we hope you use Dedicated Audio Chip & 3D Hardware Acceleration on all Nokia Symbian Open Source Smartphone. you must care about gamer who buy your Symbian Smartphone.

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  • 2009-09-24 02:16
  • tDAf

This'd be a silly move for Nokia. They have no need for a new phone OS -- they have the upcoming Symbian Foundation OS (next 1-2 years it'll be out in the form of Symbian^3 and Symbian^4) and now they have Maemo 5 which is the most advanced smartphone OS on the market. Maemo 5 has a full-blown Linux OS. Android only has a Linux kernel and virtualization stacked on top of the kernel.

WebOS would simply further dilute Nokia. Don't see this happening.

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  • 2009-09-24 02:07
  • kTG8

Source of the false rumour that Nokia is going to buy Palm is a press release issued Tuesday in Finland, home of Nokia, about Nokia's purchase of Plum Ventures, Inc. That's Plum, P-L-U-M, not Palm! Of course if you are a non-English speaking Finn Palm and Plum are just two very similar, random sets of characters. That and previous Nokia/Palm rumor started the rumor anew in Finland. It jumped the big pond to The US, and back again to Europe, without the clarifying press release. Palm stock shot up when the rumor began circulating widely and still hovers above $17.00 a share. Wouldn't want to hold a lot of Palm Stock when this hits the wires. English version of release:

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  • 2009-09-24 01:31
  • qWVa

that's quite a rumor to get all excited about! :D
btw, a note to whoever typed in this post on behalf of GSMArena...on the last sentence it should be ra"t"her NOT raher! :P

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  • 2009-09-24 01:22
  • jn}I

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