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HP's webOS may yet live (but probably not with HP)

Aug 30, 2011, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

HP announced on Aug. 18 that it would dramatically revise its strategy toward cloud-based services. As a result, the world's largest PC maker said it would try to find a buyer for its PC division and also would kill off production of webOS devices such as the TouchPad tablet, which sold dismally upon its release less than two months ago.

It might be a smart move by Samsung for several reasons. First, HP no longer has any real negotiating leverage, so Samsung probably would get webOS at a discount.

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