After successfully acquiring and killing an operating system(WebOS) and a company (Palm), in less than six months, HP continues to wonder what it can do with the remains. HP earlier this week issued a statement that it will shut down all remaining operations of the division. This news didn’t come as much of a shocker to us as HP had already clarified its plans to shut down the operations on WebOS devices.
Yesterday HP’s Todd Bradley, went on Bloomberg to clear the air, and called the report about the shut down an “unfounded rumor.” He said
“Accolades for the operating system are broadly known and that the company is focusing on how to [...]
Palm, The company that was killed due to lack of intelligent structuring by HP, remains as one of the biggest loss-outs in the mobile acquisition history. Palm was the first after Apple to offer an OS capable of interacting with touchscreen devices, and one that was also limited to their own devices. Not that Palm had not been doing that from the day it launched, it somehow managed to user in the post iOS era when apps and the APP Store were just very young.
Hp after buying out Palm flat out for 1.2 billion dollars, on August 19th 2011 announced that it will abandon the WebOS and its devices. Now Amazon seems to be the [...]
Hewlett-Packard (HP), the world’s largest PC maker, after ending WebOS, is considering spinning off its massive PC manufacturing business.
According to HP, its Personal Systems Group (PSG) is worth $40 billion in annual revenues. The PSG includes personal computers, technical workstations, WebOS-powered tablets and smart phones, as well as personal storage solutions.
The quick and steady growth of tablets, particularly Apple’s iPad, is not good for companies that have invested billions of dollars in building and selling PCs.
There are other areas where HP [...]
About 8 months ago HP acquired Palm including PalmOS for a deal of 1.2 billion US dollars. Merely months after acquisition and a couple months after launching the WebOS based Mobile devices including Touchpad and Pre 3, HP today in its press release stated that it will abandon WebOS Devices including Touchpad and Pre 3.
In addition, HP reported that it plans to announce that it will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. HP will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward.“
Expect these devices to drop to bargain prices [...]
Just as soon as HP as dropped Palm , announced the HP TouchPad. Here is the big news about WebOs based HP Pre 3 (Read : Palm’s baby)
Top specs include3.6-inch 800 x 480 display 5 megapixel camera with AF and LED flash 720p HD video Front-facing camera for video calling Mobile hotspot WebOS 2.2 A Qualcomm MSM 8×55 CPU running at 1.4GHz 802.11a/b/g/n 5GHz, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, A-GPS 1230 mAh battery HSPA+ and EVDO Rev A 512MB DRAM Touchstone compatible, TouchPad tablet can take Pre 3’s phone calls Touching the two devices together will let you share URLs (aptly titled touch-to-share) Availability is this summer with both 8GB and 16GB storage [...]