HP and Palm OS Mobile Dominance: What do you think?
As previously reported HP has stepped in to buy Palm and the deal should insure the survival of the webOS smartphone maker. HP wants to move more into the mobile phone arena and probably sees Palm as a good opportunity to do so.
Palm used to be at the top of the mobile food chain, put over the years has been overtaken in the mobile world by the likes of the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android. Palm’s webOS smartphones were seen as being their saviour devices, but they failed which resulted in where Palm is today, soon to be owned by HP.
Apparently HP sees the Palm webOS as a prize asset and will be pushed out across multiple devices, and the speculation is that webOS will remain on smartphones and possibly move onto HP tablets.
But simply saying webOS is a prize asset isn’t really enough as Palm thought the same when it delivered webOS but sales of webOS devices prove otherwise or Palm wouldn’t have been in the position of having to be purchased to survive.
The real question is can HP and Palm make webOS a dominant operating system in the mobile space, which still means competing against the Android OS, BlackBerry OS and of course the iPhone OS.
So readers what are your thoughts, do you feel HP acquiring Palm will make Palm OS dominant in the mobile market? Drop us a comment with your thoughts in the area below.