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    Hi everyone,

    last week, Todd Bradley, head of HP's PSG gave me an interview about their hardware plans as well as their - as he stated - "ongoing commitment to webOS".

    The interview is online at our website wiwo.de. WirtschaftsWoche is Germany's leading business weekly magazine. I tried to include the link, but the Forum wouldn't let me. :-(

    Obviously it is published in German. So in case you are not able to read German here are his statements as bullets:

    We definitely remain committed to playing a leading role in the tablet market. We have never said that we were leaving the tablet business. We only announced that we will no longer produce webOS tablets.

    We are absolutely committed to grow the assets we have with webOS and to support the webOS ecosystem. We are actively supporting the relevant communities; our specialists are speaking at developer conferences. We have invested a lot of money in buying Palm to get access to this great webOS platform and we are not giving it up.

    We have to accept, that markets change rapidly, and so does our industry. We have to adjust our strategy to that, and we have to make clear why. Thats exactly what we have been doing over the past week. Ive met a lot of people in the industry that agree that our realignment gives us great chances.

    We don't have a problem with trustworthiness, and no one else should have such a problem. HP has a great history of 70 years being a reliable and trustworthy player in the industry. We have delivered on everything we have promised. That has not changed. Period. And it will not change. Period.

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    Thomas
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toemmel View Post
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    We don't have a problem with trustworthiness, and no one else should have such a problem. HP has a great history of 70 years being a reliable and trustworthy player in the industry. We have delivered on everything we have promised. That has not changed. Period. And it will not change. Period.
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    He's kidding, isn't he? I for one, don't trust HP's management.
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    Well if they would make it public knowledge then we would knowmthe actual plans they have , but they won't do that because , who knows why lol . Its a secret ltm*

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    link? I believe that I found...

    Chatarchiv: Chat mit Palm-Manager Todd Bradley - WirtschaftsWoche

    Oooops: Wrong link!! ops:


    Best Regards...
    Last edited by Rnp; 09/19/2011 at 09:32 AM. Reason: Fix link!
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    Hi folks I'd love to publish the Quote here.
    But the forum software won't let me (to few comments published). :-(
    If anyon contakts me directly (Thomas.Kuhn AT wiwo.de) I will send the link in reply.
    Hopefully that will work.
    Thomas
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toemmel View Post
    We definitely remain committed to playing a leading role in the tablet market. We have never said that we were leaving the tablet business. We only announced that we will no longer produce webOS tablets.
    Does no one else see the problem with these statements? So what he is stating, is that HP will make Tablets, but just not with webOS. Is he really serious? Which company will want to make a Tablet with webOS, when HP itself is no longer willing to do so? It was one thing for HP to be totally out of the Tablet business. But for them to make a Tablet with another OS, suggests to me that HP itself thinks webOS is dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johncc View Post
    He's kidding, isn't he? I for one, don't trust HP's management.
    its not liek they can magic away dropping the touchpad after < 2 months and the pre3 after 1 day, thats definatly a trust issue right there, i wouldnt trust them for home products or commercial after that.

    as for the "ongoing support for webOS" id like to believe it, and god knows i want to believe it but the realist in me just screams "their giving lip service so they can 1 day recoup some lost revenue they threw down the drain"

    ill be happy and believe it when i see a substancial patch and not some patch/upgrade that corrects some spelling errors or other minor issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanjay View Post
    Does no one else see the problem with these statements? So what he is stating, is that HP will make Tablets, but just not with webOS. Is he really serious? Which company will want to make a Tablet with webOS, when HP itself is no longer willing to do so? It was one thing for HP to be totally out of the Tablet business. But for them to make a Tablet with another OS, suggests to me that HP itself thinks webOS is dead.
    When I read that statement, the first thing that poped in my mine was that they are going to make one or more Windows 8 tablet (ARM or x86 or both).
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    We don't have a problem with trustworthiness, and no one else should have such a problem. HP has a great history of 70 years being a reliable and trustworthy player in the industry. We have delivered on everything we have promised.
    I'll just call up this full article on my Veer and use touch to share to bring it over to the touchpad, then... oh, wait. Still can't do that on the Veer... as promised.
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