HP to use webOS exclusively for Smartphones, drops Windows Phone 7 50
April 28th, aka the day we heard that HP was buying Palm, HP exec Brian Humphries said during the conference call that "We intend to continue to be a strategic partner for Microsoft. They're a huge piece of our business today, and will continue to be so." That's no doubt true, but in the context of the call it seemed to imply that HP might continue its iPaq line of Windows Mobile phones and perhaps stay on as a partner with Microsoft in creating Windows Phone 7 devices. Indeed, they were listed as a hardware partner for Windows Phone 7 at one time, but had recently dropped off that list.
Speaking to CNBC today, VP Todd Bradley said that HP would "exclusively use its webOS software" for smartphones, officially dropping Windows Phone 7 from their future plans. Bradley also confirmed that HP has no plans to create an Android smartphone
No surprise, of course, but gratifying to hear that HP isn't about to play the game of trying to support multiple operating systems on their smartphones.
Source: CNBC; Thanks to everybody who sent this in!