News
 

Bookmark and Share

(0) 

Jon Rubinstein, the former chief executive officer of Palm and a former high-ranking exec at Apple, became a former exec from Hewlett-Packard after he left the company this week. His departure breaks yet another major link between HP and webOS, a mobile platform that the company got from Palm and which it essentially dumped by deciding to make the webOS an open-source.

“I am going to take a well deserved break after four and a half years of developing webOS,” said Mr. Rubinstein in a brief interview with AllThingsD web-site.

Mr. Rubinstein is known as one of the creators of Apple iPod, the most popular product from Apple ever. He also served as chief executive officer of Palm before the company was acquired by HP for $1.2 billion back in early 2010 only to dump it in summer, 2011, after a weak start of TouchPad slate sales.


Jon Rubinstein, image by AllThingsD

The resignation of Jon Rubinstein from HP is barely surprising since HP  no longer develops webOS and even decided to cancel all of devices that were originally sold under Palm brand. While the firm has plans to make webOS-based tablet in 2013, those plans are not too solid and currently are not public. In general, the departure of Mr. Rubinstein marks another rather evident situation: HP no longer wants to be in the business of mobile devices.

HP has confirmed leave of Jon Rubinstein.

 

Tags: Palm, HP, Hewlett-Packard

Discussion

Comments currently: 0

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Thursday, August 28, 2014

12:22 pm | AMD Has No Plans to Reconsider Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Cards. AMD Will Not Lower Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Solutions

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

9:09 pm | Samsung Begins to Produce 2.13GHz 64GB DDR4 Memory Modules. Samsung Uses TSV DRAMs for 64GB DDR4 RDIMMs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

6:41 pm | AMD Quietly Reveals Third Iteration of GCN Architecture with Tonga GPU. AMD Unleashes Radeon R9 285 Graphics Cards, Tonga GPU, GCN 1.2 Architecture

Monday, August 25, 2014

6:05 pm | Chinese Inspur to Sell Mission-Critical Servers with AMD Software, Power 8 Processors. IBM to Enter Chinese Big Data Market with the Help from Inspur

Sunday, August 24, 2014

6:12 pm | Former X-Bit Labs Editor Aims to Wed Tabletop Games with Mobile Platforms. Game Master Wants to Become a New World of Warcraft