May 25, 2001

Will Apple buy Handspring?

Author: JT Smith

Morningstar.com (via Yahoo) speculates on the possibility of Apple purchasing PDA maker Handspring: "For someone like Steve Jobs, to whom good design is a religion, getting the brains behind the first successful mass-market handheld in house would be a real
coup. After all, this is a market that Apple's had its eye on for some time--remember the Newton? Given Apple's renewed push into the consumer market, with
retail stores opening up just last week, having an Apple-logoed handheld seems like a natural evolution for the company. Moreover, should the Handspring
crew turn up its nose at Apple shares, Apple's got the money to get the deal done, with around $4 billion in cash in the bank."

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