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Likely ill-fated voyage never left the dock

Did Oracle Corp. (ORCL) feel like it could be king of the smartphone world? 

Reuters is reporting that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison testified that his firm considered buying the remains of Canadian phonemaker Research in Motion, Ltd. (TSE:RIM) and dead Californian phonemaker Palm (a shuttered subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard, Comp. (HPQ)) in a bid to form a massive vessel to house the IT giant's budding smartphone ambitions and sail the mobile seas.

While Oracle may have considered RIM-Palm an attractive proposition and while HP and RIM might have viewed Oracle as their knight in shining armor, numerous icebergs would have loomed if this voyage came to fruition.

Aside from the fact that Oracle would be setting sail into waters ruled by veterans Google, Inc. (GOOG) and Apple, Inc. (AAPL), it would also be doing so with two firms who were rejected by consumers and left for dead.

Some might call this romance madness, but Mr. Ellison testified that his firm seriously considered making a life with the RIM-Palm, but that critical market research sunk the dream.  Instead, Oracle's heart will go on, as it tries to scuttle Google's Android operating system in court on grounds of intellectual property infringement.

In that regard, Oracle could hitch a profits joy-ride aboard Google's wildly successful Android operating system.  Oracle shouldn't count its smartphone dollars before they hatch, though, as Google isn't about ready to succumb to it in court.  The pair will continue their bitter legal dance in weeks ahead.


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RE: Jason Mick is OBSESSED with RIM
By McTardy on 4/18/2012 2:46:28 PM , Rating: -1
Fine I'll use an example:

From the 4th paragraph of the above article: "it would also be doing so with two firms who were rejected by consumers and left for dead."

What facts back up this statement? What happened to Palm is common knowledge. But last time I checked, RIM was still a functional company, still selling their products. "In serious trouble" and "left for dead" are not the same thing. Stop drawing conclusions for the reader. It's insulting.

To be fair, I'm harping on Jason because I was hoping this type of "journalism" would keep it's ugly head out of Dailytech. There is no need to drum up stories and come up with sensationalized headlines just to get page hits. That's the kind of crap BGR pulls. Present the facts, present your opinion, and let the reader put 2 and 2 together if they so choose.


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