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HP is seeking a buyer for WebOS, the mobile operating system it acquired by buying PDA pioneer Palm last year. So says Reuters, citing a quartet of unnamed sources close to the consultation process by which HP hopes to figure out how to make back some of the $1.2bn is spent on Palm. HP has at least potential buyers lined up: …

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WTF?

What on earth would IBM or Oracle want with it?

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Quite right

It's not like IBM often buys mobile OSes just to sit on them....

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obvious

Buy WebOs / Palm and take the patent pool.. assuming they are part of the sale..

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Facepalm

"Will swap for tablet business strategy"

%s/tablet //g

There, I fixed that headline for you.

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shame

I liked the idea of a proper mobile linux os without some java'ery type middleware.

I guess the licensing deal with MS went through...

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