Posted on Apr 12, 2010

GigaOm: Buying Palm Would Thrust HTC Into the Smartphone Spotlight


This is an interesting thought from Kevin C. Tofel at GigaOm. With Palm’s fortunes looking increasingly iffy, they are reportedly looking for a buyer. Kevin posits this thought: What if HTC bought Palm? He makes some good points about why this would be a good move for all involved, although I’m not sure if Android and Palm’s WebOS would benefit equally in this arrangement. HTC has been doing some excellent work building hardware for Google’s phone OS (watch for the Incredible to be added to the Verizon lineup later this month) and WebOS is a strong alternative. It could be very interesting.