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Palm puts itself up for sale

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Apr 2010 12:51 User comments (2)

Palm puts itself up for sale Palm, the struggling smartphone maker, has said today that the company is up for sale, and already seeking bids.
It is still unclear who would be willing to purchase the company, but HTC and Lenovo are expected to at least bid. Goldman Sachs will be doing the underwriting.

Palm's shares, which had fallen over 60 percent since February, have rebounded in the last two days, with shares now back over $6, from a low of $3.65 in March.

"Palm still has quite a good brand in the U.S. market, and some strong technology, so you can do something with it," adds Frank He, a technology analyst at BOC International Holdings Ltd. "The shares have gone down a lot and the company may become attractive to anyone looking for a turnaround play."

Despite having arguably the best smartphone OS on the market, Palm can barely even give away their Pre and Pixi (and Plus models) phones, with Verizon and Spint needing to slash prices to almost free to get them off shelves.

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2 user comments

112.4.2010 17:42
Unverified new user

Well everybody was expecting this move from Palm for quite some time. Now just hope a good company will pick this up and do something with it.

215.4.2010 16:15

please HTC PLEASE!

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