"webOS also has a truckload of patents which Samsung would acquire with ownership, and these could help it fight off legal challenges from rivals -- such as Apple's current lawsuit to ban the Samsung Galaxy Tab from sale over its similarities to the iPad.
webOS is up for grabs due to HP's recent, highly dramatic pull-out of the tablet and smart phone markets. The company announced earlier this month that it was killing off its webOS devices, along with its PC business. Having earlier been linked with the takeover of the latter, Samsung quickly issued a statement saying it wasn't interested -- but it has yet to respond to the whisperings about webOS."
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
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