Nokia to buy Palm?

Industry rumours have emerged indicating that Nokia is interested in buying Palm.


This is not the first time that the two companies have been connected, actually. Back in September 2008, Nokia and Palm were associated in a set of take-over reports. The current buzz, however, has been strong enough to move the share values of Palm upwards by a very impressive 8%, according to the Electronista website.


The most interesting aspect of the rumours is the distance between the two company's philosophies. After all, Nokia is Symbian-based and has been recently involved in long-term developments of its Maemo operating system. In fact, a new version of the OS is already in development. Palm, of course, is dedicated to its WebOS. However, observers have noticed Nokia's difficulty in gaining a foothold in the smartphone market - especially against the might of the iPhone and the Android OS - which may have prompted thoughts of enhancing its position.


We will keep you informed of any further developments.


Click to read the Electronista story


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