HP Decides Against Building Windows Phone 7 Devices

HP has been the focus of a lot of talk since they purchased Palm a short while ago. As we reported the other day, they are still working on their tablets and plan to offer a consumer version running Palm’s WebOS and a business version running Windows 7. Hp is now saying that they will no longer be developing for Windows Phone7. Instead, they plan to focus their energy on creating more WebOS devices, and moving WebOS forward.

I don’t see this as much of a loss for Microsoft. Sure, the more companies that sign on to build devices, the better their penetration into the market. However, HP has had a really hard time building a _good_ mobile device since they bought Compaq all those years ago. Their latest round of devices have some cool features, but lack the general consumer appeal. WebOS may have had some good potential, but that may all be gone with HP at the wheel. We’ll be watching and looking to see if they can keep the magic moving forward. But we won’t be holding our breath.

(Source = PCMag)

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  • http://twitter.com/mobilejaw/status/20468699834 MobileJaw

    HP Decides Against Building Windows Phone 7 Devices – http://tinyurl.com/23sdswx

  • http://twitter.com/darrenhumphries/status/20469219281 Darren Humphries

    No surprise, really. RT @MobileJaw: HP Decides Against Building Windows Phone 7 Devices – http://tinyurl.com/23sdswx

  • http://twitter.com/miketemporale/status/20469996846 MikeTemporale

    not much of a loss IMHO RT @MobileJaw: HP Decides Against Building Windows Phone 7 Devices – http://tinyurl.com/23sdswx