By Harry McCracken | Friday, August 19, 2011 at 7:49 pm
Michael Mace–who used to work at Palm–has some smart thoughts on this week’s WebOS drama:
If you believe that every smartphone company needs to own its own OS, we ought to see a mad bidding war between LG, HTC, Sony Ericsson, Dell, and maybe Samsung to buy Web OS. (The loser could get RIM as a consolation prize.) Maybe a buyout will still happen, but I think HP has probably been quietly shopping Web OS for a while, and if there were interest it would have tried to close a deal before today’s announcement.