Almost 1 year ago HP decided to get out of the consumer tablet space by killing off WebOS, and today the company is doing a complete 180 – the Verge has reported that HP has created a new division to create and develop consumer tablets and “additional segments and categories where we (HP) believe we can offer differentiated value to our customers.” This was all leaked via an internal memo sent out by HP’s Todd Bradley, who runs the merged recently-merged Printing and Personal Systems Group. The new unit has been dubbed as their Mobility Division, and will be headed up by Alberto Torres, an ex-Nokia employee who ran the MeeGo operations back when the OS was still relevant to the Finnish manufacturer. According to the memo, Alberto’s first order of business will be to accelerate their tablet strategy and begin to execute products against their consumer/SMB target. Hopefully that means will be seeing HP’s tablet offerings before this year is out.
Source: The Verge