HP returning to tablets with Windows 8, ‘evaluating’ webOS

“HP during its conference call discussing a decision to keep its PC group dashed hopes of a webOS tablet revival,” Electronista reports.

“CEO Meg Whitman wanted HP to compete against the iPad, saying the company needed to ‘be in the tablet business,’ but put the hopes for the company’s Personal Systems Group strategy back on Microsoft,” Electronista reports. “The company was ‘certainly going to be there’ when Windows 8 shipped sometime next year, she said.”

Electronista reports, “A small element of hope was given to webOS supporters. The company was still ‘evaluating’ what it would do with the team and would decide in about two months, according to HP. With no mobile device plans and tablets only returning with Windows, its position nonetheless hadn’t changed.”

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MacDailyNews Take:

Dear Microsoft,

Thank you, sir, I’ll have another.

– Meg.

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HP: Uh, on second thought, we’re going to keep our PC division – October 27, 2011


  1. Squirrely running back into the arms of those HP thinks will protect them. Same old, same old. Real original thinking Meg. Play it safe and reap no reward.

  2. HP has had over 4 years to plan and execute an obviously needed strategy against the iPhone and its logical extensions.

    Why do I think they still don’t know what they are doing now?

    Why do I think they have no backbone?

  3. Totally lacking any vision – again! Want an image that will make you gag? Imagine Meg Whitman and Steve Ballmer naked in bed together. That is the picture of HP moving forward — NOT very pretty! (My apologies to anyone who is reading this while eating)

  4. yeah, that’s the first step to wipe out iPads from tablet market. with windows 8 on tablet, consumers will get the real tablet OS, not just a toys like iOS.

  5. We’re WebOS developer, have move in to windows phone platform … what we get ? a full support and powerful development tools… very fantastic , you know …

    i see the bright future with WP 😀

  6. Stupidest idea ever.

    I just finished reading Steve’s biography. There’s a lot there the technology industry can learn. HP used to have it in their ADN, until they killed it. Now.. it’s a joke.

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