There have been a few rumors lately that Palm are looking for a buyer, now Bloomberg is reporting that Palm is up for sale, and the company that seems to wants to get their hands on Palm the most is HTC.
HTC could be looking to buy Palm for their patents, which could end up helping them out in their lawsuit with Apple. Previously Apple and Palm had threatened to sue each other, although nothing ever came of it.
The main reason that Apple didn’t sue Palm over the iPhone, is that Palm may have had a very good case to sue them back over patents which Palm own, so this may help HTC out in the lawsuit if they manage to get their hands on Palm.
It will be interesting to see what happens to the Palm webOS, which is a great smartphone OS, if HTC buy them, will HTC be able to develop it with their hardware to produce a smartphone that can take on the iPhone, or will they just ditch it?
Another company that is rumored to be interested in Palm is Lenovo, which would be a good move for them to expand into the smartphone market.
It is a shame that the Palm Pre wasn’t more successful, it is a great phone and the webOS is good, but Palm’s marketing of their new devices hasn’t been very effective, lets hope that webOS survives the sale.