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HP Confirms Talks to License webOS

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Jun 29, 2011, 10:54 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

HP CEO Leo Apotheker has confirmed that the company is speaking to other hardware makers about licensing its webOS mobile platform. "We are talking to a number of companies," Apotheker said. "I can share with you that a number of companies have expressed interest. We are continuing our conversations." Apotheker didn't name any companies, but Bloomberg, citing sources familiar with the matter, reports that Samsung is one of the interested parties. HP's management had hinted recently that they'd consider licensing webOS to other hardware makers. By licensing the platform, it would allow phone makers such as Samsung to build webOS-based smartphones. Apotheker said that the company isn't rushing into any deals, though. "There is no time pressure to do this."


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Jun 29, 2011, 2:08 PM

It is about time

Now this can be their most resilient move if carried out properly.

I really think HP has a better vision for WebOs than Palm did.

Now lets see if Blackberry lets WebOs just boom before they decide to follow suite or will they understand that this is the only way and get on it early for once.
No one wants to trust WebOS because so few devices have it installed. No one wants to get stuck with the OS that has no support and disappears in a year.

I loved Palm and really want to own a WebOS device, but I am not willing to get stuck with an ...
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