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Monday, 29 August 2011 12:42

Samsung recruits former HP VP for PC business?

Written by Nedim Hadzic

Considers buying webOS
Digitimes reported that although Samsung denied having plans to take over HP’s PC business, it apparently already snatched former HP’s president of PSG marketing Raymond Wah. Furthermore, it is said that Samsung is interested in buying webOS to take on Apple and Google. (Good luck with that. sub.ed.)

We just hope that the great-potential-bad-execution curse of webOS doesn’t catch up once again. On the other hand, Digitimes’ sources claim that Samsung is much more interested in webOS than HP’s PC business,  as the latter has low gross margins that may hamper Samsung’s panel and DRAM operations.

Both companies declined to comment on the deal for webOS, so we gues we’ll have to wait and see.

More here.

Last modified on Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:33

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0 #1 guideX 2011-08-30 08:39
Samsung could make WebOS mainstream (unlike PALM) just like the have with Android.. If nothing else, they could integrate the WebOS UI into Bada or even Android's Touchwiz..

I think Android needing powerful dual core phones to run decent is just way to expensive for OEMs.
0 #2 fteoath64 2011-08-30 08:40
I must agree that WebOS is the most interesting thing there for Sammy. They can commit resources to make it successful. It is a matter of long-term vision which HP lacks.
Apple has forced Sammy to take it on and now they have reach for a lethal weapon. They need to groom it properly so they can take on Google and Apple. Its a doable thing though difficult but very much worth it. Go Sammy!.
Forget the PC business, its not going anywhere fast and is a sink-hole for money.
0 #3 Tranzz 2011-08-30 09:00
Samsung may be after the patents that protect WebOS and continue to use android. That way they can force a cross license agreement with apple and utilise the huge android market place (compared to webos').
0 #4 007vsMagua 2011-08-30 18:07
Maybe Samsung can form a partnership with Amazon and make a run with WebOS. The more competition the better. Samsung's relationship with Sony has gone well. If Samsung keeps their "possible" PC division small, like Sony, and using their vast resources, I think Samsung could produce some very nice PC's.

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