HP Keeping Its PC Division, Working on Windows 8 Tablet
HP and its new CEO Meg Whitman made a couple of bold announcements today including plans to keep its PC division as well as plans to re-enter the world of tablets with hardware running Microsoft’s Windows 8.
Whitman revealed that the company is committed to Personal Systems Group (PSG), HP’s computer arm, and in doing so stated that “it’s clear after our analysis that keeping PSG within HP is right for customers and partners, right for shareholders, and right for employees.” The two companies, said Whitman, are stronger together.
Originally, under former CEO Leo Apotheker’s leadership, the company had planned to spin off its PC division. Instead, HP will continue to make personal computers for the foreseeable future.
In addition to this announcement, Whitman also confirmed that the company is working on tablets with Windows 8 instead of webOS. Of course, she did not share any of the specifics.
As for webOS, Whitman and HP expect to make a decision about the software’s future “within the next couple of months.”
Via: The Verge