Today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, HP’s Todd Bradley was asked if they “had any intention of licensing webOS, to any other company“. Bradley, Executive VP of HP’s Personal Systems Group, replied with a definitive “No“. Bradley was also quoted saying, “emulating Apple is not part of our strategy“.
Now we’ve heard HP talk about webOS printers and that certainly seems to be the plan, with Bradley saying HP expects to sell 15 million webOS-based printers.
Tablets, printers and of course smartphones. It should be a busy 2011 for HP. Competition in the tablet space certainly heated up today with RIM’s announcement of the BlackBerry PlayBook, a tablet that will be available in early 2011.