RUMOUR MILL: HP holding "all-hands" meeting tonight, finally decide the fate of webOS [update]

RUMOUR MILL: HP holding "all-hands" meeting tonight, finally decide the fate of webOS [update]

UPDATE: Rumours are intensifying after Meg Whitman, current CEO of HP, told a room of HP and Palm employees that a final decision to continue or not continue to support the fledgling webOS will come in three to four weeks.

She says that “It’s really important to me to make the right decision, not the fast decision” and that if HP does decide to keep the platform it will “do it in a very significant way over a multi-year period.” The delay has been caused by the recent decision on HP PC business and the work behind HP’s Autonomy aquisition. If HP does decide to keep webOS, Whitman has suggested they will focus on tablets more than phones.

It’s going to be interesting, but today all we can say is stay tuned to

ORIGINAL: The rumours that HP is selling webOS have grown stronger since last nights report from Reuters. Now The Verge is reporting that, according to “multiple sources”, HP is holding a all-hands meeting tonight, led by Meg Whitman, that will decide the fate of webOS.

As we told you yesterday, the purchaser is rumoured to be IBM, Oracle, and RIM as well as a few unlikely contenders.

Details are scarce, but you can be sure have all the news on the sale of webOS as it comes to hand. Fingers crossed something good happens.

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