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HP's master plan: Put WebOS in stasis until PC unit is spun off
By Larry Dignan | August 23, 2011, 6:10am PDT
HP's master plan: Put WebOS in stasis until PC unit is spun off | ZDNet
Summary: HP’s plan appears to be to develop WebOS just enough to keep people interested and then pack it into stasis to buy time for the PC unit to be spun off.
If you’re confused about the future of HP’s WebOS you’re forgiven. The company’s messaging isn’t exactly clarifying much, but the fire sale of the Touchpad, which took on a life of its own, may yield some opportunity.