Assessment of the Palm Inc.

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Acquisition by HP In July 2010 HP completed the acquisition of Palm Inc., and acquisition it appears to have been driven by the desire of HP to enhance his position within the smart phone and handheld market. The writer considers the strengths and weaknesses of both companies and considers the way in which the acquisition will be beneficial. The writer then looks at the value chain and assesses the way that the integration of Palm into HP will create value. Five sources are cited in the bibliography of this seven page paper.