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HP not giving up on TouchPad yet

 

 

HP VP says a spin-off could be the “best value” for HP’s investors instead of an outright sale to competitors

Less than 2 weeks ago, HP said they were “86-ing”  its webOS devices business and considering a possible spin-off of its personal systems group (PSG).

The head of HP’s PC business, executive vice president Todd Bradley, discussed the [amazon_link id=”B0055D66V4″ target=”_blank” ]TouchPad[/amazon_link] and his company’s PC business with Reuters, saying that a spin-off could be the “best value” for HP’s investors instead of an outright sale to competitors such as Acer or Lenovo.

“Regardless of what happens, we’re the largest PC company in the world,” Bradley explained. “We need everybody energized, and while this isn’t business as usual, we need people to go out and sell products every day,” he said, noting that HP will still remain a major customer to suppliers such as LG, Microsoft, Intel and Samsung.

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Some analysts are saying that a spin-off could kill HP’s brand value.  Bradley also said that HP may resurrect the [amazon_link id=”B0055D66V4″ target=”_blank” ]TouchPad[/amazon_link] and noted that the tablet computing segment is “relevant, absolutely.” While Bradley appears to be standing by HP, there have been other reports that he is looking to leave the company for a CEO role at another firm.

Will we ever get a true glimpse as to the future of HP and webOS?  Give us your comments on the subject.

 

 

 

David Novakhttps://www.gadgetgram.com
For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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