Palm on Amazon’s wish list, report says
Amazon may have Palm on its shopping list.
The retail giant is said to be in “serious negotiations” to acquire what’s left of Palm from current parent Hewlett-Packard, according to VentureBeat.
Citing a “well-placed source,” VentureBeat says that HP is eager to get rid of Palm, and among the current suitors, Amazon is the closest to cutting a deal. The tech news site also notes a connection between the companies as former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein, who currently has a role at HP working with WebOS, joined Amazon’s board of directors last year.
Amazon is one of the very few companies that could actually do something interesting with Palm. They have enough of a software/hardware/content ecosystem to potentially make WebOS into a viable and serious competitor for iOS and Android.