HP CEO Whitman: HP still considering spinning off PCs, ending webOS hardware

“HP is still considering spinning out or selling its PC business after the forced exit of Leo Apotheker, new CEO Meg Whitman said,” Electronista reports.

“During a conference call to explain the move, she said the company was still evaluating what it would do with the Personal Systems Group and would have a decision back by the promised end-of-year time frame, ‘if not sooner,'” Electronista reports. “She was still supportive of HP’s decision that day, including to drop webOS hardware and to buy Autonomy for $10 billion, but she also promised a review.”

Electronista reports, “The word of continued plans to distance itself from PCs and webOS hardware isn’t likely to change doubts lingering over their fate. Whitman acknowledged this but said the solution was to get to a decision on the Personal Systems Group as quickly as possible, not to necessarily reverse the choice. She didn’t say whether any such speed would come with webOS hardware, although over 500 job cuts may make the departure difficult to reverse.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

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  1. With WebOS, HP has the tools ( talent, and OS) it needs to success if its done properly. However, with the constant shakeup @ HP, it does not provide any confident in the hearts & minds of investors, developers, and customers.

    If I am a HP employee, I will be even more worry. It’s time for them to brush up their resume.

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