Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Mar 2011 19:30 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Leo Apotheker has big plans. HP (relatively) new CEO wants to transform the company, and is willing to break with almost everything his predecessor Mark Hurd set out. How about webOS on every computer shipped by HP?
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RE[2]: Scores pretty good?
by sorpigal on Fri 11th Mar 2011 11:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Scores pretty good?"
sorpigal
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I want HP to make WebOS "the platform" for mobile computing because in the end there will be a common platform and I don't want it to be Windows again and I don't really want it to be Android. It's not that they *have* to do this to be successful, but if they don't they'll be yet-another mobile phone manufacturer and get sidelined by whatever becomes the platform in 5-10 years.

Why peddle a few phones for a modest profit when you can become the people in charge of the industry? It makes good business sense to try for it, at least, and I don't think the possible short-term impact on sales is a sufficient deterrent.

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