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I have always wondered why HP bought Palm and its WebOs. Now it makes sense to me. This is a convergence play. We have Google with Chrome/Android, Apple with Mac/Ios leaving Microsoft with the great big windows Windows and the little boy no-one wants to play with, Windows Phone. (see update below)

HP rocks Redmond with webOS PC play

When the world’s largest computer maker announced that it plans to equip laptops and desktops with its own operating system, you can be sure that the squeals emanating from Redmond’s corner offices were not squeals of delight.

via HP rocks Redmond with webOS PC play • The Register.

Who would be an IT blogger? Since drafting this post Nokia have announced a tie-up with Microsoft. This odd relationship puts Intel on the side as the spurned lover.