Sunday, September 04, 2011

HP splitting the webOS GBU in two; software headed to Office of Strategy and Technology [exclusive] | The #1 HP webOS, TouchPad, Pre, and Veer Community | PreCentral.net

If at first you don’t succeed, …

If splitting Palm’s hardware and software divisions sounds familiar, well, it should. That’s exactly what Palm did back in 2003 when they split into palmOne (hardware, after merging with Handspring) and PalmSource (software). It was a disaster, with PalmSource floundering with operating system development and getting purchased by mobile browser builder ACCESS a few years later for a paltry $324 million (that purchase eventually resulted in the Access Linux Platform, which also went nowhere).

HP splitting the webOS GBU in two; software headed to Office of Strategy and Technology [exclusive] | The #1 HP webOS, TouchPad, Pre, and Veer Community | PreCentral.net

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