An insider report from a close friend of mine over at Palm has informed me of talks that Nokia has begun talks to make a bid for 50% of Palm’s stock, giving them majority share and ownership of the Sunnyvale, California company. Nokia, who recently bought Trolltech’s Qt software, may be planning on turning the webOS into a platform for their newer Symbian devices while also taking out their top competitor.
After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week, Palm asked their CEO Ed Colligan to step down and brought in Kimmo Kinnunen, Nokia’s Director.
No news has been released on the fate of Palm’s much anticipated device, the Pre, however my sources have information that Sprint may be getting a shipment of new Nokia devices on April 31, including a device known simply as Nebula.
This news is breaking and I have very little information, however, I will update this post with the latest information as it comes to me; my source has gone dead currently, so hopefully I can get some more information as soon as possible!