What Really Happened: Old Palm Bought New Palm!

In the excitement of getting my initial post up, I neglected one detail that stood out once I saw it.

HP to Acquire Palm for $1.2 Billion

Palm’s innovative operating system provides an ideal platform to expand HP’s mobility strategy and create a unique HP experience spanning multiple mobile connected devices,” said Todd Bradley, executive vice president, Personal Systems Group, HP.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

He used to lead Old Palm!

Palm Chooses Head of Hardware Development

Palm, Inc. has just named Todd Bradley as president of its Palm Solutions Group.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

And:

Palm Inc Acquires Handspring

The merged company will be led by Bradley, who will continue as president and chief executive officer

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

So, isn’t that something?

It’s not exactly like Steve Jobs having Apple buy NeXT so he could turn around and get Apple back, but it does show just how small a world the field of tech is.

It also makes me wonder if Bradley has some unfulfilled dreams from his time at Palm. This will be very, very interesting!

2 responses to “What Really Happened: Old Palm Bought New Palm!

  1. You can see that some one at HP is starting to get it. :-)

    Now give them a year or so and they might have something to show that is worth the consideration as a competitor to the iPad, instead of the one that Steve Balmer was waving around in January, but that still has no launch date.

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