Personal Computer World diggs up an old rumour that Apple plans to buy handheld and smartphone maker Palm.
The fact that Apple has been named as a possible buyer may seem strange to those who recall that one of the most controversial acts of CEO Steve Jobs was to kill off the pen-driven Apple Newton, a pre-cursor of the Palm Pilot, when he returned to the company after a 10-year absence in 1996.
Yet the two companies are closely linked. They are near neighbours and several early Palm employees, including co-founder and former company president Donna Dubinsky, previously worked with Apple.
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Re: Apple to acquire Palm? by Anonymous on Thursday, February 09 2006 @ 08:37:43 CET
it easily understandable apple's interest from the wide view. someone needs to make these things cool and indispensable, no one has yet. i think only apple can create a pda and take it to the mainstream. the technology is mature now, unlike when they invented it with Newton.