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    RIM to buy Palm? We could know in 3 days!!!!!!!

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    Re: RIM to buy Palm? We could know in 3 days!!!!!!!

    It’s possible, but I have my doubts. That’s why I didn’t post this yet. However, it makes for good discussion as this would involve huge changes

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    Re: RIM to buy Palm? We could know in 3 days!!!!!!!

    I am always excited about mergers, partnerships and buy-outs. Im with Sprint-Nextel so you know what I mean. I think this would mean RIM would have to release the necessary features we all need on our BlackBerries. Media slots, cameras, touch screen, you know all those things we desperately need!

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    Re: RIM to buy Palm? We could know in 3 days!!!!!!!

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    I would be sceptical about this as well. However, stranger things have happened. I've seen acquisitions in my field, that amaze me much more than this would.

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    Re: RIM to buy Palm? We could know in 3 days!!!!!!!

    true for e.g:

    a few years ago I was employed by AT&T Wireless then aquired by Cingular (owned by SBC), then a year later AT&T acquired SBC (who owns Cingular). So AT&T controls Cingular about 60% of it and Bellsouth the rest.

    Then a twist, Digicel last year aquired all Cingular-caribbean markets at which point I resigned about 6 months before the public name change etc.

    Crazy I know lol

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    Re: RIM to buy Palm? We could know in 3 days!!!!!!!

    I assume we're talking about the hardware part of Palm, not PalmSource? From a hardware pov Palm could teach RIM a thing or three. A definite plus for RIM, but probably a death sentence for PalmSource. That would be too bad. I have always liked the Palm OS and I've never liked any of the Windows mobile platforms.

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    Re: RIM to buy Palm? We could know in 3 days!!!!!!!

    If RIM bought Palm it would be interesting to see the mix of OS's on existing or future devices. LOL I have always wanted to try the Palm OS. I haven't had experience with it yet (or the Symbian OS's).
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    Re: RIM to buy Palm? We could know in 3 days!!!!!!!

    Erica,

    Symbian S60 is a stable platform, Palm POS is somewhat stable, just not too compatible with literally every software. Providers have to update and tweak all the time and if not tested correctly, cause the infamous resets...
    All of the mobile platforms are pretty decent. Remember that BB is probably the most barebones of OS on the marketplace today.
    Palm (which is moving to a cobalt or Linux openshare) and Symbian and RIM are somewhat barebones in comparison to WM. The biggest problem with WM is that it is difficult to shut off apps, thereby causing a memory drain until you shut down the app...
    We Walk By Faith, Not By Sight!!

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    Re: RIM to buy Palm? We could know in 3 days!!!!!!!

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    I think, if done right, a merger could benefit both palm and bb users. There is a market for both a full pda like palm and an email devise/pda like the bb. Getting the bb email function on a palm would be good and getting a little more advanced function and apps on a bb would also be good. I have been using palm os since the palm iii. And just recently started using the bb.
    The bb is great for email, quick address/number search, but the palm offers a huge number of apps from databases to full native ms office creation and editing.

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