HP Execs Had No Idea What Was About To Happen With WebOS
By Jack Loftus on August 22, 2011 at 8:30 am

HP Execs Had No Idea What Was About To Happen With WebOS | Gizmodo Australia

Down the rabbit hole we go, to where tablets last six weeks on the market, great mobile OSís are put out to pasture before their time, and HP executives are not told of doomed tablets until days before their demise.

Itís the world of HPís consumer-side business, and itís looking rather uncomfortable at the moment if weíre to believe a new report that claims former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein and Todd Bradley, the head of HPís Personal Systems Group, knew nothing of the TouchPad or webOSís demise until last Sunday.

Thatís correct! The main man behind webOS at the moment, Rubinstein, and the man who lent a helping hand to get the Palm/HP deal done last year knew nothing of the companyís plans for its consumer division until a week ago. Not exactly the track I would take with my billion-dollar year-old acquisition, but Iím certainly no high-powered tech executive. What do I know?

As for Rubinstein and Bradley, their futures appear to be as uncertain as HPís consumer business.