What will HP end up doing with webOS and its Palm holdings? After announcing intents to essentially abandon the platform (excluding the possibility of its use in embedded systems, or licensing it out), there’s been a lot of speculation over what would become of it. We may be about to find out, as HP is reportedly holding a meeting tonight to make up its mind about webOS.
Things kicked-off about half an hour ago, and while we haven’t heard of any big decisions being made just yet, CEO Meg Whitman has been quoted discussing the uncertainty HP feels over how to proceed. She cited the need for not rushing in to any one decision.
We heard rumors that HP may try to sell webOS for whatever it can get, and just cut its losses, but Whitman mentioned the possibility for sticking with the platform. If that’s what HP ends up doing, she wants it doing so in “a very significant way over a multi year period.” Maybe webOS has a real future after all; we’ll hopefully learn more as the meeting wraps-up.