In a recent interview with CNBC, HP Executive Vice President of Personal Systems Group Todd Bradley revealed that HP will not manufacture any Windows Phone 7 handset. Instead, the Palo Alto, California-based company plans to take on the iPhone and Android devices exclusively with webOS, which HP obtained after it acquired Palm webOS based smartphones.
HP is one of the biggest customer of Microsoft, and although HP revealed its plan to focus on webOS instead of WP7 devices but Bradley also said that they are not completely striking out with Microsoft as they still have to launch HP Windows 7 tablet enterprise edition in near future.
Here’s how the exchange between Bradley and CNBC Tech Correspondent Jon Fortt went on:
Bradley: We will not do a Linux/Android phone. We won’t do a Microsoft phone. Our phones will be focused on..
CNBC: So no Windows Phone 7 for HP?
Bradley: No, we’ll continue to deliver, and I think more broadly deliver the webOS based phones that are in the market today. I think Jon and his team have driven a strong roadmap for the future.
CNBC: So does that mean you’re going webOS only for smartphones?
Bradley: For smartphones, it does.
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