Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 10:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Not too long ago, a lot of people were pleasantly surprised when HP announced it would buy smartphone maker Palm. While Palm launched a very well-received mobile operating system, the hardware it ran on was of questionable quality, leading to lower-than-expected sales and thus financial problems. Now that HP has bought Palm, we're certainly going to see the webOS running on top-notch smartphones, right? Well, not if it's up to HP CEO Mark Hurd. Update: This gives a slightly different angle.
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Not the whole story
by cpuobsessed on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 12:10 UTC
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He didn't dismiss the ideal of staying in the smartphone business either. I didn't hear anything about taking apart Palm and ditching smartphones, his main focus was to put WebOS on other devices as well.

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RE: Not the whole story
by lavo on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 12:59 in reply to "Not the whole story"
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Thank you for posting this comment. Not once did the HP CEO mention Palm at all, and for all we know, Palm isn't going anywhere. They still seem to be doing events, marketing, and hopefully releasing new phones. I'd put money on that Palm become what the Newton group were before Steve came back (Newton Inc.).

You might find that HP ditch the smartphone segment altogether, and leave it to Palm. Meanwhile, they leverage all the work done on WebOS and use it in their own devices. And hopefully provide some better hardware to Palm ;-)

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RE[2]: Not the whole story
by Moochman on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 13:14 in reply to "RE: Not the whole story"
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Uh, yes he did mention Palm, in the quote "We didn't buy Palm..."

For all intensive purposes Palm *is* HP once the deal goes through. If he says "HP is not interested in..." you can be pretty sure that it applies to HP's subdivisions too.

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