Meg Whitman: HP’s Decision On webOS Will Be Within 2 Weeks

Posted Nov 30, 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) CEO Meg Whitman has done an interview with the French newspaper Le Figaro. She said that HP’s decision on what to do with webOS software will be within two weeks.

Below is a quote from the newspaper:

What will you do with your operating system webOS?
We should announce our decision in the next two weeks. This is not an easy decision, because we have a team of 600 people which is in limbo. We need to have another operating system.

Whitman also acknowledged that if iPads count as PCs, then Apple would likely overtake HP as the top vendor of PCs. However she says that HP would retake the crown again in 2013. Whitman is currently in Europe for a corporate event in Vienna. HP had acquired the webOS parent company Palm for $1.2 billion in April 2010.