Friday, September 16, 2011
HTC Wants To Purchase webOS To Compete With iOS
Cher Wang, who is the Chairwoman of HTC has said that the company wants to buy its own mobile operating system. Once it does that, HTC will turn down the development of Android handsets a bit and focus on developing and improving the operating system that they buy.
The Chairwoman has revealed that the company has set its sights on webOS, an operating system that HP acquired from Palm back in April 2010 for $1.2 Billion. It is possible that HP may sell webOS as they have already liquidated all stocks of webOS based products and have cancelled any further development of webOS based devices.
Nevertheless, if HP does intend to sell webOS, a lot of buyers will be lined up for it, including HTC's rival Samsung. Cher Wang states that the Board of Directors have thought this through and are absolutely sure of the decision that they want to make. The question here is, if HTC does end up being successful in buying webOS, what will it do with it that will save HTC from a fate like that of HP?