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.