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HP poaches former Nokia MeeGo chief for its Windows tablet division

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HP poaches former Nokia MeeGo chief for its Windows tablet division
Hewlett-Packard has been weeble-wobbling its way into mobile first with Palm and webOS, which just recently got restructured into the Gram division, and now it’s also created a brand new Mobility Global Business Unit that will apparently oversee HP Windows tablet development. What’s more interesting - HP has got former Nokia MeeGo chief Alberto Torres on board.

Now, Torres will work exclusively in the new division, so he’d have no involvement in the Gram webOS division. He’s getting the senior vice president post and will report directly to Todd Bradley, the head of the Printing and Personal Systems Group (PPSG) at HP.

Bottomline is that HP will now have two mobile division. The first one, Gram, is focusing on webOS, but it’s a complete mystery what that entails, and the other one, the newly setup Mobility unit will take care of HP Windows tablets. With the new ex-MeeGo head joining it on September 3rd, we can expect things to heat up in slates this fall, don’t you think? Below, you’d find the full memo

source: AllThingsD

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posted on 20 Aug 2012, 05:52 1

1. maethorechannen (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


"Hewlett-Packard has been weeble-wobbling its way into mobile first with Palm and webOS"

That's flat out wrong. HP had a range of mobile devices since at least the late 90s, with both their own Jornada range of devices and Compaq's iPaq range after they bought Compaq. They even had what passed for smartphones at the time.

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