For a long time, and especially after the Pre and Pixi fell short of expectations, industry observers were speculating about which company would come along and put Palm out of its misery. That company turned out to be HP, which ponied up $1.2 billion for the embattled mobile-device maker earlier this year.
But that acquisition was hardly the end of the road for the Palm creative engine, according to Jon Rubinstein, the company’s former CEO who now heads the Palm division within HP. Speaking at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco, Rubinstein said that HP has a crowded pipeline of new products based on webOS — including a printer integration — that will flood the market in the coming months.
“We have several products that will clearly be hits when they come out,” Rubinstein said. Enterprise Mobile Today has the story.
SAN FRANCISCO — Don’t count Palm, the company that virtually created the smartphone industry, out of the game. That was one of the messages Palm’s former CEO Jon Rubinstein had for attendees here at the Web 2.0 Summit on Tuesday.
Of course Palm is “out” in one sense; it’s no longer an independent company thanks to HP’s $1.2 billion purchase of Palm earlier this year.