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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RE[3]: Not the whole story
by cpuobsessed on Thu 3rd Jun 2010 13:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not the whole story"
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Uh, yes he did mention Palm, in the quote "We didn't buy Palm..."

His main reason wasn't to go into smartphones but to add webos to other items.

When I first heard this story I said it was a smart move because then they would have a complete application stack, from server to user. Having a smartphone division is just a bonus revenue for them. I do hope they keep up the smartphone business side.

Edited 2010-06-03 14:02 UTC

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