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Palm will buy handspring

     
12:49 pm on Jun 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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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...]

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5:47 pm on Jun 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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More info: Palm to buy Handspring for $169 mln [marketwatch.com]
5:54 am on Jun 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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$169 million sounds a little cheap to me.....these guys were obviously not up to competing.....enjoy the beach:)
10:08 am on Jun 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>>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.

3:23 pm on Jun 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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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.

3:26 pm on Jun 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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

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