Oracle Reveals Busted Plans to Buy RIM and Palm
Apple and Samsung aren't the only companies embroiled in a legal battle. Google and Oracle are too! Oracle alleges that Google infringed its patents in building its Android software. But amidst the squabble, interesting information came to light. Apparently, Oracle considered buying handset maker Research in Motion and Palm at one time. This was as part of their plan to create their own smartphone.
During the cross examination in court on Tuesday, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said, ďWe explored the idea [of creating a smartphone] and decided it would be a bad idea.Ē
But the plan did not materialize because RIM wanted more money than Oracle was willing to buy it for. During that time Palm was still uncompetitive and so Oracle decided it wasnít worthwhile. After all that Palm amounted to, Iím sure Oracle is very happy that they didnít pursue the plan.
Anyhow, with this itís a sure thing that there wonít be an Oracle-branded smartphone coming soon.