The web OS software assets will find their way into the arms, however welcoming, of its Office of Strategy and Technology.
The other parts of the web OS corporate infrastructure, presumably including its hardware interests, will continue as part of the Personal Systems Group, which manufactures HP's PCs, and which will presumably be spun off into its own entity under the terms of the company's new strategy."We have decided that we'll be most effective in these efforts by having the teams in web OS software engineering, worldwide developer relations and web OS software product marketing join the Office of Strategy and Technology," Todd Bradley, executive vice president of HP's Personal Systems Group, wrote in an email circulated to the web OS developer team and also leaked onto
Hewlett-Packard will apparently need close to two months to start fulfilling backorders for the (temporarily) revived Touch Pad tablet."It will take 6-8 weeks to build enough HP Touch Pads to meet our current commitments, during which time your order will then ship from this stock with free ground shipping," read an email sent to customers and reprinted in a Sept. "You will receive a shipping notification with a tracking number once your order has shipped."That would place the new Touch Pads in consumers' hands sometime in either late October or early November.
The reduced-price devices are not returnable, according to the email.
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