Leo Apotheker's HP never wanted webOS to succeed
Aug 22, 2011, 12:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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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."