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Interview: HP's CTO of personal systems

7/19/2010 07:01 AM EDT
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Charles.Desassure
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Charles.Desassure   7/20/2010 2:50:12 PM
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"I think there is--I've always been interested in what I call strong specifics, devices that do one function very well like a digital checkbook," said McKinney. Wait a minute; I thought this is what we were trying to get away from during the 80’s. Develop a device that can perform more than one function. Now we are returning back home to ideas that got us where we are? Wow, I see why the Wizard of Oz is a classic …”There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.”

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Baolt   7/20/2010 10:43:51 AM
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HP made good choice with supporting Palm with engineers, getting WebOS platform on board and focusing on mobile products, also using webOS as admiral ship for their portfolio. Its not surprising just today we have a trademark application so called "PalmPad", which is placing their Windows 7 based "Slate". On the other hand, HP makes it wrong with keeping all useful values of WebOS for their valued engineers or partners. What causes really limited application store and makes future of webos blur. They can mimic apple and create own development suite where application developers and partners can focus on filling out. HPs main focus should be improving usability of WebOS in different platforms and technologic improvement of mobile gadgets, not creating applications and act as like software company. Especially nowadays while Apple iPhone 4 debacle creates lots of unhappy customers, a well functioning intelligent all in 1 device would hit the market. Let us see what HP is going to reveal in coming days.

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elctrnx_lyf   7/19/2010 3:22:03 PM
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One palm phone for each application, sounds really nice!! Wish I can also write one application. Mckinney sounds confident enough to turn out the acquisition of palm into a profitable growth in the coming years. I haven't heard much about the layoffs in HP. But one formula for any business is never to lose their best performing employees. One thing where HP might be investing is in the area of processors for server applications.

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goafrit   7/19/2010 10:22:07 AM
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HP is the new deal. It is showing what it takes to win. While I respect their other arms of business, I remain skeptical on acquisition of Palm. The latter's industry is very brutal and unforgiving. And I doubt if they have a core competence on that. But it seems Mr Hurd and co are winners and this will be no different. But one area HP should work on; job. I am thinking they are having a reputation of layoffs. It started with Carly and Hurd is continuing it. That firm must must it before I count their success complete. HP has an obligation to keep jobs, not beat estimates.

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