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Three years after the $1.2 billion acquisition, Rubinstein says it's unlikely he would have supported the deal if he'd had any idea that Hewlett-Packard would abandon WebOS.
Jon Rubinstein, who was brought into the fold after Hewlett-Packard acquired Palm, is leaving the company after a failed bid to turn WebOS into a mobile powerhouse.
Jonathan Rubinstein most recently led product innovation at Hewlett-Packard, and he also had ties to Apple earlier in his career.
According to The Verge, HP's axe falls on the troubled division for cost-cutting reasons, and calls into question the computing giant's commitment to the platform.
An internal e-mail from HP Senior VP Jon Rubinstein shows him cheering up his staff by comparing complaints about WebOS and the company's new TouchPad to the first reviews of Apple's Mac OS X.
WebOS, the operating system that powers the HP Pre 3 and HP TouchPad, could end up on non-HP devices, according to one of the company's execs.
It's another losing quarter for the smartphone maker, but the company is showing some progress.
Former Apple hardware guru Jon Rubinstein touts Palm's Pre and its rival to the App store, an iTunes sync feature, and the ability to search Twitter.
Similar class action suits remain open. The smartphone maker will hold a special meeting this month where shareholders can vote on the impending sale to HP.
A leak of an internal Wal-Mart document shows what the retailer plans to sell HP's first touchscreen tablet for, but doesn't say when it will go on sale.