Today, Mobile Magazine, the trade publication from www.mobiletoday.co.uk landed on my desk and I have come across an interesting article.
So, we all know that HP bought out Palm in a £730m and took over their webOS platform.
They announced the Palm Pre Veer, Pre 3 and TouchPad but it seems HP are so keen to develop webOS that wouldn’t rule out talks with the likes of HTC.
HP CEO Leo Apotheker, speaking at the All Things Digital Conference, said there was no reason to limit what he described ad an outstanding operating system to HP hardware.
When asked if HTC would let rivals such as HTC use the OS to launch a webOS phone, Apotherker said “That is certainly something that we would entertain”. He added HP plans to make the webOS platform across a range of the manufacturers devices.
He also added ”why wouldn’t we make it available to other people”
HP plans to put webOS on devices such as laptops as well Windows. “It will go on every PC that we’ll ship …in the beginning webOS will sit on top of Windows, but the intention to get it out there on every PC’.
Quite interesting I think you would agree? Certainly mix some things up a bit. Would HTC ever drop Android for webOS or take on another platform?
SOURCE: Mobile Magazine 10th June 2011