HP to use webOS in future hardware

Despite a press release and FAQ that were fairly non-committal, it appears that HP does have plans to use webOS in future hardware. In an interview with The Verge, HP CEO Meg Whitman and board member Marc Andreessen indicated that new hardware was a strong possibility.

Will HP be creating any new webOS hardware?

The answer to that is yes but what I can’t tell you is whether that will be in 2012 or not. But we will use webOS in new hardware, but it’s just going to take us a little longer to reorganize the team in a quite different direction than we’ve been taking it in the past.

Are we talking printers? Or tablets and phones?

In the near term what I would imagine – and this could change, in full disclosure – is I would think tablets, I do not believe we will be in the smartphone business again.

But tablets are a real possibility?


Oddly, no mention of webOS on printers (despite the question) or PCs although that might still be in the cards.

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