Educational Technology

August 22, 2011

Hewlett-Packard to end mobile businesses

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:10 am

by eSchool News

The HP TouchPad was the company’s primary showpiece during ISTE’s ed-tech trade show in late June. In a dramatic reshuffling, Hewlett-Packard Co. is discontinuing its tablet computer and smart-phone products and might sell or spin off its PC division. The surprise move comes a year after HP purchased mobile device maker Palm Inc. for $1.2 billion—and just seven weeks after HP touted its new TouchPad tablet as a competitor to Apple’s iPad at the nation’s largest ed-tech industry trade show. HP’s Aug. 18 announcement is one of the most striking makeovers in the company’s 72-year history and signals new CEO Leo Apotheker’s most transparent move to date to make HP look more like longtime rival IBM Corp.

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2011/08/19/hewlett-packard-to-end-mobile-businesses/

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