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Leo Apotheker's HP never wanted webOS to succeed

Aug 22, 2011, 12:00 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to sjvn for this link. ]

Take a close look at HP's radical makeover's timing: The company never gave webOS a chance. Apotheker came in meaning to transform the company into his old home: SAP.

"I liked webOS, HP's Linux-based take on a tablet operating system. I thought it had a shot to be a tablet player. But, then, Leo Apotheker, HP's new CEO, along with spinning off HP's PC business, killed webOS. Was it because, as Apotheker said, the tablet effect is real and sales of the TouchPad are not meeting our expectations," and that the TouchPad was quickly becoming a money pit? No, no it wasn't."

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