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    Hi all,

    It's been a busy news day for webOS fans...here is a story on Ruby's fireside chat from this afternoon.

    Take care,

    Jay

    H-P’s Rubinstein sees strong future in mobile, Palm head says ‘lots of innovation left’ in tablets, smartphones
    By Dan Gallagher , MarketWatch, June 1, 2011, 4:40 p.m. EDT

    H-P’s Rubinstein sees strong future in mobile - MarketWatch

    SAN DIEGO (MarketWatch) — Jon Rubinstein, head of Hewlett-Packard’s Palm unit, said Wednesday that the mobile device market is still in its early stages and has plenty of opportunity for the company’s slate of smartphones as well as its up-coming tablet.

    That tablet — called the TouchPad — is slated to hit the market sometime this summer, though Rubinstein declined to give a specific launch date. Speaking at the Uplinq Conference in San Diego, Rubinstein said H-P (NYSE:HPQ) will announce details for the TouchPad launch “in short order.”

    “Our objective is to always be competitive on pricing,” Rubinstein said in response to a question about whether the 10-inch tablet device will be priced competitively with the popular iPad from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) , which so far rules the nascent tablet market.

    Rubinstein was the CEO of Palm Inc. before H-P acquired the company last April for about $1.2 billion. He now runs the Palm business unit for the company.

    Prior to its acquisition, Palm had developed a new mobile operating system called webOS and had launched a pair of devices called the Pre and the Pixi to run on the platform.

    The devices and OS scored well with critics, but failed to generate strong enough sales against other smartphone families such as the iPhone, BlackBerry from Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) (THE:CA:RIM) and those using the Android operating system from Google (NASDAQ:GOOG)

    In a “fireside chat” Wednesday at Upinq, Rubinstein said that Palm’s problem was not a lack of money, though the company was far smaller than its competitors, but a lack of scale.

    “Palm simply ran out of runway. You need scale to be competitive,” he said, noting that H-P’s large footprint gave the company a better position with suppliers and developers.

    He said webOS was designed to scale to several different device families, which he company plans to build into several future product lines. He also said the company does not plan to license out the software, preferring to build its own devices for its platform, but added that H-P might consider looking at “one or two special companies” that could bring something unique to the platform.

    “Our model is not to be in the licensing business. There is tremendous strength in building the whole ecosystem,” he said.

    The company started shipping its latest smartphone, the H-P Veer, last month, and plans to launch the Pre 3 this summer as well. The Pre 3 is designed to work as a companion device to the TouchPad with a unique touch-to-share capability that exchanges data between the devices when they are touched together.

    While the tablet market is currently ruled by the iPad, with dozens of competitors hitting the market this year, Rubinstein said there is still plenty of opportunity for webOS devices to carve out share.

    “We’re really at the beginning of all this. We are seeing a fundamental plate-tectonics shift,” he said. “There is room for tremendous innovation. So I don’t look at this as who’s going to win next quarter. I’m in it for the long term.”
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    i thought this was a live thing? ***.. and still no new news
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuadForce View Post
    i thought this was a live thing? ***.. and still no new news
    It's streaming now

    Fireside Chat with HP’s Jon Rubinstein
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    Hi all,

    Ruby also spoke of licensing webOS. I wonder if a deal is in the making?

    Here is a link to my posting:
    http://forums.precentral.net/hp-palm...al-making.html

    Also pardon my typo on that posting I typed R-u-d-y instead of R-u-b-y!

    Take care,

    Jay
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    "He said webOS was designed to scale to several different device families, which he company plans to build into several future product lines. He also said the company does not plan to license out the software, preferring to build its own devices for its platform, but added that H-P might consider looking at “one or two special companies” that could bring something unique to the platform.

    “Our model is not to be in the licensing business. There is tremendous strength in building the whole ecosystem,” he said. "

    Yep, strategic partnerships for specific devices - if you put this and LA's comment from today together, that's what you get, I believe.

    I'd put Samsung (they recently said they were looking for licensing a lInux based mobile OS, and WebOS was one of them) and HTC at the very top of that list.
    "The more I learn, the more I realize just how little I really do know!" -Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCGuy View Post
    I'd put Samsung (they recently said they were looking for licensing a lInux based mobile OS, and WebOS was one of them) and HTC at the very top of that list.
    Hi all,

    I'm I correct in the fact that HTC was rumored to be a bidder on Palm (before HP's white knight offer), but was Samsung interested in Palm at the time?

    I ask only b/c look at how enemies are working together as the mobile market shakes up...Nokia & MS (with widespread rumors of MS buying Nokia yesterday and today. Also rumors of Nokia & RIMM merging....

    So a link up of some kind with HTC and or Samsung and HP/Palm isn't so crazy!

    Take care,

    jay
    Please Support Research into Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain and Spinal Injuries. If You Suffer from These, Consider Joining or Better Yet Forming a Support Group. No One Should Suffer from the Burden of Chronic Pain, Jay M. S. Founder, Leesburg Fibromyalgia/Resources Group
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    Jon Rubinstein taught me something today;there is more than one way to pronounce "ecosystem." I always that it was "ee-koh-system."

    Ecosystem | Define Ecosystem at Dictionary.com

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