Well, firstly, because I want it to. Secondly, because it makes sense.
You see, HTC may prove to the world it is capable of developing and executing when it comes to cutting edge design, great specs and modern mobile technology. but in my opinion, HTC's work lacks a good innovation; in most cases, the company's so called "innovation" is more about taking good ideas that other invented. In the cases when the ideas are really original – they suck (take the bizarre zoom bar of the Diamond/Pro 2 as an example, or the worst-ever-created-D-Pad that was part of the first Diamond/Touch Pro versions.
Palm, on the other hand, is a company full of innovation and genuineness (just the kind of stuff HTC tries to "steal" according to Apple's lawsuit…) . But as much as the company tries to, it just cannot execute well…
So here's my proposal: HTC, you buy Palm. No no no, I don't want to hear a word about it! Sure, it's not cheap, but you can effort it…
You will let the Palm guys do the creative thinking while your folks will be responsible of the efficient execution and the high performance work. (oh, and passing all those patents to HTC of course to solve some of the mess with Apple…).
Together, it might even work!
Great design, best specs, a dedicated operating system, a bunch of new devices (think about the Nexus One running webOS…) – it's going to be cool.
Last time you worked together we got the Treo 750 – still my favorite WinMo device ever!