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[Reuters]HP Co is looking to sell Palm's webOS mobile software platform

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Hewlett-Packard Co is looking to sell Palm's webOS mobile software platform, a deal that could fetch hundreds of millions of dollars but less than the $1.2 billion that HP paid last year, four sources close to the matter said.
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This is about a week old but I never saw any posts on it.

IT looks like the five companies interested in WebOS are IBM, RIM, Amazon, Oracle and Intel. Personally, I would like to see RIM buy webos, I think they need a boost in there OS department.
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RIM is going down the drain already, buying webOS wouldn't help them, they don't have the capital to work with it.

Amazon might be the most interesting, though Oracle might be another interesting choice, what with the old HP CEO there who spearheaded the webOS purchase in the first place. Rather a nener-nener if they did buy it.
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I wonder why Intel is interested?
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Please Buy weOS Intel.biggrin.gif

I wanted intel to get this. It seems my wish is soon going to be true.wink.gif

for the above question I would say Intel has lots of financial power & they are more of a driving force & they have the capability to get things done right.
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dude development for the touchpad could start back up! via intel!
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Intel cpus are terribad for tablets.
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Intel cpus are terribad for tablets.

I still prefer Intel to ARM.

Problem with ARM is there are multiple variants whereas with Intel it is going to be x86 Atom.

Also I find their performance isnt upto mark compared to the Atoms.

Intel Atom + Broadcom Crystal HD Decoder + 2GB RAM + 64GB SSD = WOw!!!

Kernel 3.0 + webOS = Awesome

webOS on x86 should be great .
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I have been hearing that Amazon is leading the pack.
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Isn't this the same thing that was happening a month ago, and the same with claims Amazon was in the lead?
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I still prefer Intel to ARM.
Problem with ARM is there are multiple variants whereas with Intel it is going to be x86 Atom.
Also I find their performance isnt upto mark compared to the Atoms.
Intel Atom + Broadcom Crystal HD Decoder + 2GB RAM + 64GB SSD = WOw!!!
Kernel 3.0 + webOS = Awesome
webOS on x86 should be great .

x86 is a crap platform, it has been for a long time. We've needed a revolution in computing, it's long overdue. How old is x86? Have you even looked, crap is over 30 years old.
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