Nokia considering Palm acquisition, we hold our breath

23 September, 2009 | Comments (84) | Post your comment

Tags: Misc, Rumors

Now 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 exciting touchscreen devices of the year - the Palm Pre, is going through a really rough patch lately and might just find an offer from Nokia too hard to refuse.

Despite having an R&D budget more than 10 times smaller than that of the Finnish giant, Palm managed to develop a touch-driven OS way more fluid and user-friendly than Symbian S60 5th edition. That makes such an acquisition quite sensible as it would allow Nokia to close the gap to its competitors much faster.

At this stage both companies refuse to comment on the rumors but we guess we will understand whether its true or not sooner rather than later.

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Nokia considering Palm acquisition, we hold our breath - reader comments

  • and1one

for me, nokia should buy palm. its the only way to catch up to those bomb cellphone manufacturers like samsung, htc, and sony ericsson. it will be a mix of symbian 9.4 or symbian^3 and webos. so definitely, nokia must buy palm.

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  • 2010-04-24 09:43
  • tWiK
  • Anonymous

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Now, Nokia has realized that it alone can't do much to stop apple & rim from taking another chunk of its smartphone marketshare. Well, maybe it's time for Nokia to look for help somewhere else. IMO, Palm with its W...

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  • 2009-09-29 09:23
  • sEAX
  • Anonymous

And it was free of operator. On Redcoon they sell at low and acceptable prices.

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  • 2009-09-26 17:52
  • Tqc2