A week of expectation for webOS future. Decision between bidders interested or a new 2.0 tablet.
According to the several sources who have brought speculation about what might be HP decision about the future of webOS, we have summarized all the possibilities of them, on this post.
TouchPad 2.0 tablet.Meg Whitman:
"The question now before us is what do we do with webOS software and do we come back to market with webOS devices," Whitman said. "It obviously will not be the same device but it will be version 2.0."
Meg Whitman and Todd Bradley said:
Meg Whitman indicated, for instance, that webOS, which H.P. was incorporating into servers as well as tablets, will continue to play a role. “We’re still working through webOS, still haven’t gotten to ground,” Ms. Whitman said. “It is part of our cloud strategy. Stay tuned.”
Todd Bradley, the head of the PC unit, did not say whether H.P. would re-enter the tablet market with webOS. The company currently sells a tablet that uses Microsoft software. He said the “effective price” for the tablet is $300, adding that “the challenge is building that out.”
NYT: HP CEO: WebOS is part of our cloud strategy. Todd Bradley: The effective price for the tablet is $300.
"If HP decides to do this [to keep webOS], we're going to do it in a very significant way over a multi year period," she said.
if "there's another way to create that ecosystem."
We posted a suggestion on that
Building a Joint Ventured ecosystem with Amazon,Samsung and HP webOS. Intel in talks and Qualcomm is back for webOS.
Whitman focused primarily on tablets and said that "things get more complicated if you add in phones."
Latest Bidders and webOS use possibilities:
Intel and Qualcomm may have similarities on their webOS interest:
Before supposed bidders: Amazon,RIM,IBM, Oracle.
Finally this week expectation. What of the above will really happen?
A webOS buy out.?
A new webOS tablet.?
WebOS on the cloud?
WebOS just for printers?
A Joint Venture company.?
Meanwhile, a source within HP has noted to AppleInsider that the company is rumored to finally make a definitive comment on the future of webOS either on November 28 or December 1, although, the source notes, "I don't think anyone expects anything good."
What do you expect from HP for webOS future?