The only question now: Who is going to buy them? I think they might be piecemealled off.
Palm Inc., creator of the Pre smartphone, put itself up for sale and is seeking bids for the company as early as this week, according to three people familiar with the situation.
Just guesses here: HTC (for the patents). HTC already has made a lot of Palm Phones. Motorola (for the OS) – they are getting screwed by HTC and Android.
Nokia already has Symbian and Maemo OSes. Microsoft got burned too badly with Danger. Blackberry just bought an OS company. Google has Android (but wouldn’t hurt to have some more patents)