Linked by David Adams on Thu 18th Aug 2011 19:13 UTC
In the News Hewlett-Packard Co. , the world's largest computer maker, is in talks to buy [database search software vendor] Autonomy Corp. for about $10 billion and plans to spin off its personal-computer business, people with direct knowledge of the matter said. Is this an indicator of the Post PC Era?
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RE[2]: WebOS gone too?
by MOS6510 on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:34 UTC in reply to "RE: WebOS gone too?"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

It doesn't say anything really, it's just a statement for the shareholders telling them webOS will make some money, some way.

Either they'll use it in some other product or sell/license it, which they need to do very quick before Android and iOS grab the entire market. One would expect they already have this planned before announcing they're quitting on the Touchpad and Pre.

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RE[3]: WebOS gone too?
by Lennie on Thu 18th Aug 2011 21:00 in reply to "RE[2]: WebOS gone too?"
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2007-09-22

They always said they were willing to do licensing to other manufactures, but no deal came from it thus far.

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RE[4]: WebOS gone too?
by MOS6510 on Thu 18th Aug 2011 21:08 in reply to "RE[3]: WebOS gone too?"
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2011-05-12

Maybe now they can. Google buying Motorola Mobile brings a lot of uncertainty in Android world. Court cases against Android phone makers, low margings. Some vendor might take the gamble and license webOS.

If HP stops making webOS phones it makes it saver to license the OS as vendors won't be at a disadvantage making their own product without having to compete with HP itself.

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