HP reevaluating Windows Phone 7 after Palm acquisition


This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody given yesterday’s news; in an interview with CNN, HP‘s strategy chief Shane Robison said that he’s still unsure if the company still has plans to ship / build Windows Phone 7 products:

What does this say about any plans that you may or may not have to use Windows Phone 7? Will webOS be your exclusive mobile platform, or will you also use Microsoft. At one point, Palm was using both its own OS and Microsoft’s.

We’re going to have to sort through all that over the coming months. We’re very, very serious partners with Microsoft. We hope to continue to be their biggest customer. And in this particular space, which is a small segment for us, we’ve got to work with them to figure out exactly what the roadmap looks like.

Frankly now that have WebOS (once the deal is done obviously), I don’t see any reason for them to have Windows Phone 7 products.

Source: CNN

  • Jay

    Yeah because web os worked so good for palm… Do you think that HP can do something different with it? It’s still web Os. I just hope that HP don’t pull a google and piss everyone off.

  • Jay

    Yeah because web os worked so good for palm… Do you think that HP can do something different with it? It’s still web Os. I just hope that HP don’t pull a google and piss everyone off.

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com/tips-contact/ M. Daou

    It’s not about WebOS being good or bad or better than WP7 etc… It’s more about fragmenting their product ecosystem and catalog. There’s no logical reason for them to sell and support two different mobile OSes.

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com/tips-contact/ M. Daou

    It’s not about WebOS being good or bad or better than WP7 etc… It’s more about fragmenting their product ecosystem and catalog. There’s no logical reason for them to sell and support two different mobile OSes.

  • Brian

    I think they’ll initially offer WP7 handsets until WebOS takes off (if it does). If WP7 takes off then they’ll stick with it. If WebOS takes off they’ll go that way. I personally think the webOS pickup was more about tablets and netbooks than phones.

  • Brian

    I think they’ll initially offer WP7 handsets until WebOS takes off (if it does). If WP7 takes off then they’ll stick with it. If WebOS takes off they’ll go that way. I personally think the webOS pickup was more about tablets and netbooks than phones.