Rumour’s out that Dell is planning to buy Palm, according to a Wall Street Journal article. Dell has publicly stated that it intends to make a couple of acquisitions, after selling $1 billion in bonds. Could a service-related acquisition be the solution for the company?


Chances are quite slim that Dell will ever match the likes of IBM or HP even after an acquisition, considering the current economic climate. In the meantime, things are no t looking bright for Palm, who won’t make it out “alive” of the recession, even if Pre is a  hit.

The solution could come from Dell and an acquisition could save both companies, specially Pre’s manufacturer. We remind you that Dell has been trying to get into the smartphone biz for a long while, but carriers and potential partners have rejected their prototypes months ago.

[via streetinsider]