I can't imagine HP shipped out all its' Engineers. I know the Gram people are gone, but if I recall right, they still were looking for hardware specific people. For that matter, who's doing the current Android model? And what about the Windows OS related folks? Granted, they can't work on a dual-boot configuration - as per MS rules - but at some point they could leave that
Originally Posted by samab
MS-DOS Windows configuration, and move on to a new OS.
Why couldn't new Engineers be hired? HP may have burned bridges, but at some point, they will need to make a heavier investment in hardware R&D.
For HP right now, the diificult financial investments (as well as the related fraud issues), need time to be a part of history. Until that smoke clears, HP is reluctant to make bold moves. As we all know, a new set of webOS tablet/phones by HP would definitely be a bold move.