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HP won't license webOS, plans to sell 15 million webOS printers next year; Update: Video

by Dieter Bohn Mon, 27 Sep 2010 6:05 pm EDT

Todd Bradley, HP's Executive Vice President, Personal Systems Group (and former Palm CEO and potential candidate as the future HP CEO) joined Michael Arrington onstage for TechCrunch Disrupt. Harry McCracken of Technologizer caught one bit we aren't surprised to hear: HP won't license webOS to other hardware makers.

Bradley says that he expects that the tablet market, which HP plans on entering in a big way, will be a $40 Billion-with-a-B market in the next few years. Bradley also mentioned that next year he believes his company will sell 15 million webOS-powered printers. Bradley sees webOS offering a consistent user interface between phones and tablets (and printers, we guess).

Finally, Bradley straight up says that "We are not trying to be Apple," a turn of phrase we're happy to hear for various reasons that - in the interest of avoiding a flamewar - we'll leave to your imagination.

Update: Full video of the interview is after the break!

Source: TechCrunch