Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry
Perhaps. In the grand scheme of things,$1.2bn isn't that much of a spend for HP.
They had a line of handhelds - the iPaqs. Used Windows CE. Terrible. They have an awful track record with handheld/mobile devices. It's not like they are buying market share here...
I don't get it.
They still have a tiny line of iPaqs. Now running Windows Mobile Pro. The HP iPaq Glisten is sold by AT&T.
Until today, I didn't even know HP was still in hand helds. However tiny the Palm share is, it's bigger than HP's. Plus HP gets to ditch Windows Mobile, which is probably one of the reasons no one buys their devices.
The more I think about it, the less dumb it seems. Although the price may be a bit high.