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Qualcomm acquires iPAQ, Palm, Bitfone patents from HP

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Jan 2014 23:12 User comments (1)

Qualcomm acquires iPAQ, Palm, Bitfone patents from HP Massive mobile processor maker Qualcomm has acquired a portfolio of patents that has been jumping around for years including those once owned by defunct smartphone maker Palm.
HP was the current owner of the patent portfolio, and the figure of the sale is undisclosed.

Qualcomm will use the 1400 US patents and 1000 foreign patents to strengthen their mobile computing technology, says the company.

In 2010, HP acquired Palm and its patents for $1 billion, in an effort to get into the tablet and smartphone market. HP failed to make any headway, and bowed out of the industry until just recently when they began selling Android-based tablets.

iPAQ patents include those related to the Pocket PC and personal digital assistants unveiled at the turn of the century by Compaq, which was eventually purchased by HP.

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128.1.2014 23:30

I do remember the iPaq phones and PDAs sporting Windows CE operating systems. Those PDAs were the only ones that sported transflective colour displays and could be read clearly even in very bright outdoor sunlight. The phones had full sync with Outlook on the desktop. I can't wait for the day when they come out with a device integrating both of these technologies.

It could be the device to beat all !!!

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