Taylor Wimberly writing for ReadWrite:
Having failed to carve out a place for itself in the post-PC era, Hewlett-Packard is now taking drastic measures — by adopting Google’s Android operating system to run a series of upcoming mobile devices.
Remember when HP bought Palm? They had a brand new mobile operating system that most technology journalists believed would help them rival Apple in the “post-PC era.” They had everything given to them on a silver platter and still managed to screw it all up.
Imagine if they spent the past two-and-a-half years developing WebOS and building a dedicated user base. Where would they be now? They likely wouldn’t be considering splitting up into smaller companies.