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HP statement on webOS smartphones: Yeah, we'll make those too

by Derek Kessler Thu, 03 Jun 2010 6:35 pm EDT

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HP CEO Mark Hurd’s been stirring up all sorts of furor in the Palm and gadget world with his recent comments about smartphones. Namely, “We didn't buy Palm to be in the smartphone business,” is getting people worked up. We don’t blame people for being worked up - when we look at what HP wants to do with webOS, we see smartphones as the requisite backbone to that ecosystem. Thankfully, that’s been cleared up for us and the whole smartphone-as-a-foundation deal was in HP’s cards after all. Sayeth HP:

"When we look at the market, we see an array of interconnected devices, including tablets, printers, and of course, smartphones. We believe webOS can become the backbone for many of HP's small form factor devices, and we expect to expand webOS's footprint beyond just the smartphone market, all while leveraging our financial strength, scale, and global reach to grow in smartphones."

Phew. That’s one worry we can lay to rest, though the webOS-powered printer still makes us feel funny inside.

Source: Engadget

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