Reports indicate that Palm could re-emerge as a brand in 2015. Don't get too excited just yet.
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Remember that time Chubby Checker wanted to sue HP over a penis-measuring WebOS app that was also called "Chubby Checker"? There's more fun to come: ol' Chubs just got the go-ahead to sue the pants off HP.
Jon Rubinstein, the former Apple exec, godfather of webOS and CEO of Palm, has left HP, reports AllThingsD. The move isn't too surprising as the writing has been on the wall since he left HP's Palm unit last summer to move to a lesser role at HP's Personal Systems Group.
So apparently newish HP CEO Meg Whitman has held an all-hands-on-deck meeting to discuss the fate of webOS, which is exactly the kind of meeting you have when your ship is sinking. The verdict, according to The Verge: uh, give us a few weeks. Perfect.
Down the rabbit hole we go, to where tablets last six weeks on the market, great mobile OS's are put out to pasture before their time, and HP executives are not told of doomed tablets until days before their demise.
...HP has said that the WebOS based tablet will be coming to Australia "later this year". Huzzah!
HP has finally announced when the HP TouchPad, the awesome webOS tablet, will be available: July 1. It's going to be Wi-Fi only version and will run for $US500 for 16GB and $US600 for 32GB. Pre-orders start June 19th.
HP CEO Leo Apotheker has some crazy interesting things to say about the best neglected platform in smartphones: webOS. Like that he's open to licensing webOS to other phonemakers - HTC, for instance.
Holy shit this phone is adorable. I feel like I'm bear-hugging it with my hand every time I hold it.
HP's CEO has promised that webOS for PCs is coming - to every PC they ship from 2012. Saying that "HP has lost its soul," CEO Leo Apotheker hopes that bundling webOS with Windows will entice more customers into buying HP products. Does that sound like something you'd buy?
If you want to listen to audio on headphones or transfer data via USB on the HP Veer, you're gonna need a magnetic dongle for that. PreCentral says the attachment is bulky and its magnet isn't very strong. Meh.