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Amazon Looks to Purchase WebOS?

Amazon Looks to Purchase WebOS?

Posted September 30, 2011 at 6:13pm by iClarified · 9304 views
Amazon is reportedly close to finalizing a deal to purchase webOS from HP, reports VentureBeat.

A well-placed source tells us that HP is currently looking to rid itself of Palm as soon as possible, and that Amazon is the closest to finalizing the deal, among a handful of contenders.

Amazon just announced its Kindle Fire tablet based on Android; however, it uses a heavily customized UI that could be modified to run on top of webOS. In addition, it may even be possible to modify webOS to run the Android apps offered in Amazon's App Store.

In July former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein told This is My Next that Amazon would be a good match for webOS.

"So, we'd like a partner that would allow us to expand the webOS ecosystem. There's a variety of different sets of a characteristics to qualify as a good partner. I would say Amazon would certainly make a great partner, because they have a lot of characteristics that would help them expand the webOS ecosystem. As to whether there's been discussions or not - that's obviously not something I'm going to comment about."

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Bill_Gatez - September 30, 2011 at 7:47pm
Someone has to keep alive webos... Not sure how it would work with a kindle though :/
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