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Palm will buy handspring
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Msg#: 151 posted 12:49 pm on Jun 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

The handheld computer maker says it will acquire its smaller rival, Mountain View, Calif.-based Handspring, in an all-stock deal valued at nearly $169 million.

[forbes.com...]

 

Xoc

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Msg#: 151 posted 5:47 pm on Jun 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

More info: Palm to buy Handspring for $169 mln [marketwatch.com]

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Msg#: 151 posted 5:54 am on Jun 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

$169 million sounds a little cheap to me.....these guys were obviously not up to competing.....enjoy the beach:)

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Msg#: 151 posted 10:08 am on Jun 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

>>these guys were obviously not up to competing

Well the guys who started Handspring also started Palm if i don't remember wrong, then 3Com bought Palm and they didn't like how things where going so they started another one, there is a video clip somewhere on Stanford.edu about it.

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Msg#: 151 posted 3:23 pm on Jun 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yep; That's the way it happened.

It's amazing that Handspring was able to do as well as they did... Every Handspring they sold meant money for both Handspring and Palm since Handspring was forced to license the OS from Palm.

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Msg#: 151 posted 3:26 pm on Jun 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

Found the link:
[stanford-online.stanford.edu...]

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