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HP Wanted Palm for WebOS, Not for Smartphones, Says CEO

During the recent Bank of America Merrill Lunch conference, HP’s CEO Mark Hurd talked about the setting behind the acquisition of Palm. He claimed that HP didn’t buy the company for its smartphone technology, but rather for WebOS, that’s a web operating environment able to connect “HP small form factor web-connected devices”.

This comes to complete the previous announcement, saying that HP was going to implement webOS into tablets and printers, aside from smaller devices/phones. Mark Hurd’s choice to leave Palm smartphone technology aside is wise and we only need to look at Palm Pre and Pixi’s sales to realize why. Android is going crazy these days with popularity, so webOS doesn’t stand a chance against it, for  now.

However, a WebOS slate seems likely, although we can suppose it will be preceded by a webOS printer made by HP.

[via IntoMobile]