HP has announced that it has now completed its acquisition of Palm for a total of $1.2 billion or $5.70 per share, and we can expect some existing things from HP and the Palm WebOS in the future if the press release is anything to go by.
HP has said again that it intends to invest heavily in webOS, as well as Palm’s range of smartphones, and it looks like we may get some new smartphones and other devices like tablets running web OS in the future.
“With webOS, HP will deliver its customers a unique and compelling experience across smartphones and other mobility products,” said Todd Bradley, executive vice president, Personal Systems Group, HP. “This allows us the opportunity to fully engage in growing our smartphone family offering and the footprint of webOS.”
Under Jon Rubinstein, former Palm chairman and chief executive officer, the Palm global business unit will report to Bradley. Palm will be responsible for webOS software development and webOS based hardware products, from a robust smartphone roadmap to future slate PCs and netbooks.
It certainly will be interesting to see what HP comes up with, will webOS be able to become a major player, like Apple and Google in the smartphone market? They certainly have the software to do it with webOS they just need to make decent hardware and develop the platform further.
via Tech Crunch