Its fate could already be decided. Numerous sources said HP's top bods were convening last night (we imagine in some kind of underground bunker) to discuss what to do with its troubled webOS operating system, The Verge reports.
was expected to head the meeting, which was rumoured to take place at 4.30pm PT (12.30am UK time).
Reuters recently reported that HP was looking to sell off its ailing mobile platform division, so a sale could yet take place, giving webOS a fresh lease of life (albeit under a different guise). Possible buyers include IBM, Amazon, Intel, Oracle, and BlackBerry maker RIM. Samsung was also previouslyin buying the operating system, though .
HP bought webOS when it acquired Palm. It launched the Veer smart phones, and the TouchPad tablet, but they all failed to set the world alight. That is, until HP dropped the price of the TouchPad , and the . Unsurprisingly, both shifted a little better after that.and
According to reports, HP could sell webOS for hundreds of millions of dollars, though no one expects it to be anywhere near worth the $1.2b (£746m) it paid for Palm in 2010.
It'd be a shame to see webOS die, as it was a decent operating system with some real innovations. It's just a pity the hardware wasn't up to scratch (and that the ads were fronted by Russell Brand).
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