HP Will Stick With Computers After All

But what about TouchPad and Web-OS? Stay tuned
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2011 6:50 PM CDT
A file photo of Meg Whitman, the new H-P boss.   (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

(Newser) – The world's biggest PC maker has decided to keep making PCs. New Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman announced today that the company is backtracking from her ousted predecessor's strategy to spin off the $41 billion computer division and, in the words of Gizmodo, "turn HP into the next IBM." Whitman said an analysis showed the move wouldn't make sense.

Still unclear is what will happen with the mobile operating system known as WebOS and the popular TouchPad tablet that HP announced it was discontinuing earlier this year. "While WebOS and HP's mobile devices business have their fair share of problems, it may be prudent for the company to thaw out WebOS and attempt a comeback," writes Roger Cheng at CNET. "If the company wants to remain a major player in the consumer technology business, it will need to have a mobile strategy. WebOS remains a viable one, if the company can actually get its act together." Click for more on HP.

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