A new rumor is circulating today that Amazon is attempting to buy Palm from Hewlett Packard less than one year after the company was acquired.
According to sources close to the deal Amazon would like to take control of the WebOS operating system so they can create a more unique tablet experience.
The rumor makes sense now that Palm’s former CEO who works in “product innovation” for HP has joined the board of directors at Amazon.
Speaking of the deal Devindra Hardawar at VentureBeat wrote:
The Kindle Fire is powered by Android, but it’s been heavily customized by Amazon to the point where you can barely tell. By purchasing the remnants of Palm, Amazon would have free rein to redesign webOS to its own liking, and it would be able to further differentiate its Kindle devices from the slew of Android tablets in the market.
With HP ditching their own WebOS based tablet plans and critical acclaim surrounding the capabilities of WebOS it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a buyer has come forward, now it will be interesting to see what Amazon does with a popular operating system should the sale be finalized.
Do you think a WebOS powered Amazon tablet would be worth buying?