HP In Total Disarray = Hope For webOS?

HP Board Said to Weigh Ousting Apotheker as CEO

How I wish!

But what would it really mean for webOS?

Let’s say Meg Whitman is installed and decides to reverse the disastrous webOS decision of Apotheker.

People are still waiting for the final — illusory? — batch of $99 HP TouchPads.

Would they still buy it if it came back at a higher price?

And what about the TouchPad Go? Would she at least decide to manufacture the 100,000 or so waiting for assembly? And how price competitive could those be against an upcoming Amazon tablet? Lenovo has a $249 7″ Android tablet due to appear in the U.S. soon (the 8GB $199 model is not for the U.S.).

With the Palm hardware division now gone, who’s left to design hardware?

I don’t know what other tablets might be out there that are Snapdragon-based. Would it be possible for HP to license some hardware, slap the HP brand on it, and slap webOS inside it? A temporary measure to keep things going while they go into hardware redesign overdrive.

I’m not even going to mention the Veer and Pre 3. They’ve got their hands full just reviving a tablet, never mind trying to again convince carriers that this time they’re serious. I think they should bail on cellphones for a while and concentrate on tablets.

Should they come back, they better take an entirely different marketing and advertising tack.

Should Apotheker be thrown out and Whitman installed, grab the popcorn! Her statement will probably top the one made earlier this week by Reed Hastings of Netflix!

Previously here:

The webOS Layoffs Begin
Apotheker Castrates Todd Bradley
Todd Bradley Really Needs To Man Up!
The HP TouchPad Is the New Avis
HP TouchPad: The Tablet That Wouldn’t Die
HP: Fail To Win!
HP TouchPad Goes Zombie: Final New Production Run
HP Has 100,000 TouchPad Go Parts. Build Them!
Does HP Actually Have A webOS Licensee?
Apple Quit To Win, HP Quit To Quit
The Last Hope For webOS: Asus
How HP And webOS Could Have Won
Todd Bradley’s Bland Ambition
Leo The Neo Apotheker
The HP TouchPad Is Now A Smash Hit!
Final webOS Death Notes
Memo To HP’s Todd Bradley: Man Up!
The webOS Bitter Nostalgia Tour
You Know Who About You Know What
This webOS Phoenix Ain’t Gonna Rise Again
HP’s Pathetic Spin Of webOS FAIL
HP Kills TouchPad, Pre, And Veer Devices
HP: “It’s YOUR webOS Mess. Now YOU Deal With It!”
How Stupid Do You Feel Now, Stupid?
HP TouchPad In 2012
HP TouchPad Re-Fondle Aborted
HP TouchPad Re-Fondle; Should I Even Bother?
HP TouchPad Re-Fondle Coming
HP TouchPad Still Contains FAIL
HP TouchPad For $300 Will Do This To People
HP TouchPad Does Muscular Video
Video: HP TouchPad Overclocked
webOS Unicorn Update Terrorism
Why Reviewers Must Always Tell The Truth
The World’s Loneliest Icon
Comic Books Come To HP TouchPad
HP Is Helping To Sell iPad
I Finish Jon Rubinstein’s Email
Fondle: HP TouchPad
Another Stabbing Of The HP TouchPad
WordPress For webOS
HP TouchPad Vs. iPad 2 In PDF Smackdown Test
HP TouchPad Gets Savaged In Reviews
Kendrick And The Limb, Part Two
HP TouchPad Can Do PDFs
Kendrick And The Limb
HP TouchPad Videos
HP’s Apotheker Is An Idiot
webOS Is Continuous, iOS Is Interruptive
Video: Insane HP Veer Test With 34 Open Apps!
Now I Fear For webOS
HP Veer Gets Bad Review
Memo To HP/Palm
The webOS 12:00 12:00 12:00 Moment
First Photo: webOS App Catalog Magazine View
Memo To HP: Content Adds Its Own Value
HP Veer Vs. HP/Compaq iPaq PPC
HP TouchPad: Web Browser Pinch-Out Zoom Shown
HP TouchPad: Slide. Shuffle. Stack. Share.
Some HP TouchPad And webOS Thoughts
The HP webOS Presentation: Analysis
Think Beyond Palm
HP’s Think Beyond: First Impressions
The Long Night Of webOS
Why The Smartest Developers Will Rush To webOS Tablets
The webOS 99% Solution And More
webOS: Deeds, Not Words


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