Thursday, June 03, 2010

HP: Palm buy not about smartphones | Circuit Breaker - CNET News

The end of the line for Palm phone devices, apparently

[HP CEO Mark Hurd] told the audience that HP did not "spend billions of dollars trying to go into the smartphone business; that doesn't in any way make any sense," according to a ZDNet report.

We didn't buy Palm to be in the smartphone business. And I tell people that, but it doesn't seem to resonate well. We bought it for the IP. The WebOS is one of the two ground-up pieces of software that is built as a Web operating environment...We have tens of millions of HP small form factor Web-connected devices...Now imagine that being a Web-connected environment where now you can get a common look and feel and a common set of services laid against that environment. That is a very value [sic] proposition.

HP: Palm buy not about smartphones | Circuit Breaker - CNET News

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