DealZone

The afternoon deal: Will a buyer call on Palm?

April 9, 2010

Jon Rubinstein, chairman and chief executive of Palm, talks about new games for Palm phones during a news conference at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada January 7, 2010. REUTERS/Steve Marcus Buzz, buzz, buzz. The rumor mill is churning over the potential sale of Palm. The list grows over who may bid for the smartphone maker, but there are few answers on what to do with it once acquired. Investors were undaunted and Palm stock rallied twice this week.

From the Web:

Who would benefit most by buying Palm? (CNET)
Lenovo is the first company often mentioned when a Palm deal is talked about but CNET runs through a list of PC companies that could, or should, also be bidding.

Why Palm could be a takeover target (National Post)
A list of reasons why Palm is palitable

Why Palm Is the M&A Flavor of the Week (WSJ)
The WSJ looks at HTC, Lenovo and Research in Motion and why they could be interested.

Is Lenovo Palm’s White Knight? (The Motley Fool)
“I’m sure Palm will do just fine on its own. Not.”

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