“A spun-off HP PC division might bring back the TouchPad, Personal Systems Group lead Todd Bradley said in an interview Tuesday,” Electronista reports. “He saw the tablet field as a market area that’s ‘relevant, absolutely’ and thus that the company could come back with a webOS device, according to Reuters. Current HP CEO Leo Apotheker had axed the TouchPad after saying it didn’t get enough traction just seven weeks into its lifespan.”
“Any resurrection would most likely involve a new or heavily upgraded design,” Electronista reports. “The PSG division making PCs won’t decide on whether to spin out until December and would take months from then to become separate, making it necessary to develop a sequel. It would also presumably need to get a webOS license from its former owner.”
Electronista reports, “Regardless of plans, Bradley was convinced that his PC division as a separate entity would stay in the top spot for market share.”
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MacDailyNews Take: By all means, resurrect the TouchPad, HP spin off. It would be an excellent use of time and resources. Wonderful idea.