HP still committed to putting resources behind Palm
While the most intriguing HP + Palm news is and will likely continue to be the swirling rumors of a webOS tablet, the bit that continues to have us most excited is HP's commitment to putting serious resources behind webOS. HP is repeating that message today, with Senior Vice President Michael Mendenhall saying:
When you think about the ability for us to invest in the IP (intellectual property) that Palm has and the ability to scale that IP it becomes incredibly important to our company and to consumers, [...] And I think what you will see is resources deployed to support the Palm acquisition
It's not exactly new news, of course, but it's a good reminder that while the excitement around tablets is high, the bigger deal here is that HP is deadly serious about getting into the mobile space and webOS is clearly how they intend to do it. There is a bevy of mobile operating system platforms competing right now and it seems likely that there will be a culling in the not-too-distant future - Palm's chances to make that cut are significantly better with HP behind them.