HP Boss: We're not quitting PC business

Remember when HP said that it was quitting the PC business? Well, it didn't - erase those thoughts from your memory.

That's the message from Paul Hunter, head of HP PSG UK and Ireland, in an open letter that was sent to the Pocket-lint inbox.

"I’d like to firstly clear up any misunderstanding that has arisen from the earnings announcement around the future of the Personal Systems Group," he wrote.

"There have been a number of incorrect stories saying that HP is quitting the PC business.

"Let me be absolutely clear in saying that at no stage has HP said it is quitting the PC business. Three options are being investigated, and whether the company is spun off, sold or kept in the HP portfolio, the team in the UK remains committed to creating and supporting great products and services."

So it's not quitting - but it might be sold off. Hmmmmm.

Hunter also expressed HP's commitment to webOS customers saying, "all webOS products will be supported and HP fully intends to support the future development of the webOS platform".

He didn't specify if that meant for TouchPad users who'd paid the full whack for the tablet when it launched, or those who picked one up for £89 earlier this week though.

Hunter blamed "market dynamics, significant competition and a rapidly changing environment," for webOS' demise and admitted the company has been "slow to answer some of the questions around webOS".

"The sheer scale of interest in the discounted products took us a little by surprise," he said. "We are now working on ensuring everyone that owns a webOS device has a positive experience."

We're pretty positive that webOS fans who paid £400 more than the current TouchPad asking price may not be so sure.

Looking for a positive experience? Check out our HP TouchPad review first



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