HP’s Todd Bradley was on CNBC today.
The only noteworthy thing was Bartiromo confirming that he was behind HP’s acquisition of Palm. As I said.
Bradley stated that one of the “strategic alternatives” for the Personal Systems Group was to remain inside of HP. I think Bradley would favor that. He seems to be the kind of guy who likes a paycheck free of entrepreneurial worries.
webOS is dead. No one will license it. Any licensee would want an option to buy it — including all relevant patents. And once bought, they could smother webOS just as HP did. Who wants another death like that?
Only Apple has been able to produce a profitable $499 tablet. Another $499 webOS tablet from Samsung, HTC, Lenovo or whoever would sell just as badly as the original.
It’s dead, Jim.