While Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein says the company would certainly "consider takeover offers," he insists that Palm can survive as an independent company. Not only that, but he has hope for the future:

Mr Rubinstein said Palm was working "fast and furious on new handsets". "We do have a strong pipeline of products in the future," he added

Good on you, Mr. Rubinstein, but I'm going to keep hoping for a Google deal to save your company. [Financial Times via Engadget]