HP wowed the industry this week with its $1.2 billion offer for embattled smartphone and device maker Palm. But key to the buy is not just acquiring Palm’s well-regarded (but underwhelming at retail) Pre and Pixi lines of devices, but also the phones’ underlying webOS software and other Palm intellectual property.
The idea, according to HP, is to leverage those assets in new ways — for non-smartphone devices and new, targeted use cases. Enterprise Mobile Today takes a look.
Critics have quickly weighed in following HP’s blockbuster news that it plans to buy Palm for $1.2 billion.
Following the announcement, Todd Bradley, executive vice president of HP’s Personal Systems Group, held a brief conference call to discuss the deal. Several times during the call he said HP (NYSE: HPQ) plans to migrate Palm’s webOS software to other platforms, such as tablet devices.