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HP: No Windows Phone 7 devices from us

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Jul 2010 15:39 User comments (2)

HP: No Windows Phone 7 devices from us According to HP Executive VP Todd Bradley, the company has officially dropped any future plans to create smartphones with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system.
All smartphones will come instead, with WebOS, the mobile operating system acquired by the company when it purchased Palm.

Adds Bradley: "Our intent is to focus those resources and really make webOS the best OS it can be."

HP is one of Microsoft's oldest partners, and the company did not want any bad blood, adding it would still "Microsoft's biggest customer," just not in the smartphone market.

Since acquiring Palm, HP has dropped plans for a Windows 7 tablet, and now for Windows Phone 7 phones.

Motorola, the other major American player in the smartphone market, has also declined to create Windows Phone 7 devices.

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125.7.2010 18:03

Take that microshaft!

225.7.2010 23:34

DUH...did anyone really expect them to use anything other than PalmOS once they had billions invested in owning it? Even if windows 7 mobile didn't suck, they still would not use it...and don't expect any HP android devices either.

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