I just posted this comment on GigaOm, which is running an article suggesting that Facebook might buy Palm:
Facebook buy Palm? That’s ridiculous.
The problem is that unless you are Apple (iPhoneOS) or Microsoft (Windows Phone 7) or RIM (BB) … Android is completely commoditizing the mobile OS. (And I didn’t mention Nokia on purpose.)
When the OS is commoditized … what exactly does Palm bring?
But here’s what Apple should do. They should buy Palm at a huge discount just to get their patent portfolio.
What do you think … should Apple buy Palm, shutter the company, and absorb the patents?