Palm's options: get bought by Apple?

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?

 


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