HP says it's committed to webOS after controversial remarks from HP's CEO

HP says it's committed to webOS after controversial remarks from HP's CEO
Things can really get shaken up for HP after their CEO, Mark Hurd, decided to say some controversial words surrounding their recent buyout of Palm. He was heard saying, “We didn’t buy Palm to be in the smartphone business.” Rather than building up the foundation created by webOS, it looks like HP decided to go after Palm for simply their intellectual property. Thankfully things started to cool off a day after those remarks were made as HP's PR came out to say that the company is still committed to webOS. Naturally one would believe that the beliefs and positions of a company can be found in the mood of their CEO – which for HP looked to be distant from having any relationship in branching out webOS. However, HP' public relations team came out with a statement simply saying, “When we look at the market, we see an array of interconnected devices, including tablets, printers, and of course, smartphones. We believe webOS can become the backbone for many of HP’s small form factor devices, and we expect to expand webOS’s footprint beyond just the smartphone market, all while leveraging our financial strength, scale, and global reach to grow in smartphones.”

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3 Comments

1. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

i see the ceo of HP's point when you don,t undrestand it or its apeal to others you pull the old dinasaur thinking and you stomp it. i like webos problem was palm half ass it by surrounding it in junk materials.

2. fishpower187

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 22, 2010

+1. I was issued a pre plus and I too believe that it is great software. It is a shame that it was confined to substandard pieces of hardware such as the pre and pixi. Maybe with HPs resources, they can incorporate the greatest multitasking s/w and put it in a phone that is more parallel to the Motorola Droid (or similar). THAT would be a winner!

3. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Dude only made the board meeting where "how bad Palm actually sucks" was discussed. Must have missed the other three on how valuable an asset they can actually be.

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