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Apple wanted to buy Palm, but was outbid by HP

Palm was acquired by HP months ago in a bidding race, but information on contenders has been shaky the last few months. Today, information has come to light that states Apple had placed a bid for Palm before HP acquired them. Apple was obviously after Palm’s intellectual property such as a bevy of patents seen in their WebOS. 

The report also claims that Apple was interested in keeping Palm alive and well by fully subsidizing them. Other details state that Research in Motion, the company behind Blackberry, held the highest bid before HP outbid everybody. 

An even more interesting note is that Google wanted to bid for Palm as they believed Apple was going for them. When no confirmation was present regarding Apple’s potential move Google dropped out of the race. This takes us back to the seemingly never-ending Apple vs. Google war.

via Mac Rumors.

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