HP Not Able to Its Make Up Mind, WebOS Sticking Around After All

Subject: General Tech | November 1, 2011 - 12:58 AM |
Tagged: webOS, software, hp, hardware, computers

In a move by HP that is becoming less surprising by the day, the company has reconsidered (yet again) its position on WebOS and will be keeping WebOS hardware and software around for the foreseeable future (or at least until their next announcement).

Although several tech sites reported last week that WebOS would soon be getting a final nail in the coffin and abandoned by HP, Vice President (for the Personal Systems Group) Todd Bradley stated the exact opposite sentiment in an interview recently.

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3 heads of a dragon all going different directions... sound familiar HP?

Specifically, Mr. Bradley appeared on the television show Bloomberg West to talk about the company’s plans to keep the PSG (Personal Systems Group) part of the company. When questioned about WebOS, he stated that the various reports on HP shutting down the WebOS division were “unfounded rumor(s).” He further stated that HP is in fact continuing to invest in WebOS software and WebOS hardware. You can see a video of the full interview here (fair warning: the video is set to auto-play on the site).

Speaking of WebOS, Best Buy has recently snagged Touchpads while HP itself has depleted its inventory. Unfortunately, Best Buy is only willing to sell the HP Touchpads to customers who also purchase a HP or Compaq laptop or All-In-One computer, at least if you want a reasonable price on the units. More information on that can be found over at Maximum PC.

Any bets on how soon it will be before HP changes directions yet again and I have to eat my words?

 

November 1, 2011 | 04:20 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I like to bash HP as much as the next person. But HP has always said they would continue WebOS development. That's software development only, not "software and hardware", you should correct you're self.

I don't see how you finding out that a rumor is untrue equates to them changing their minds again. If anything it proves they are continuing in the same direction.

I normally really like PC Perspective but this is just pandering.

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