I am sure you’ve heard the saying, “If you can’t beat ’em… Join ’em”. This appears to be the edict that the Windows Mobile running Ipaq manufacturer (a.k.a HP) CEO, Mark Hurd is living by.

Actually, I think that it was more like, “If you can’t beat ’em, continue making all the Ipaqs that we can for all those poor souls who haven’t figured out just how much better the BlackBerry is than Windows Mobile, and, since I know the real deal, I’ll join ’em and pray that our investors don’t find out that I am using our biggest competitor’s gear because compared to the BlackBerry, our stuff sucks.”

I’ve got $10 bucks that says every HP board member owns a BlackBerry.

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