HP: Web-Enabled Printers to Get Palm webOS

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HP's goal for its $1.2 billion buy of Palm is to spread the company's mobile operating system, webOS, to web-enabled devices including printers, according to CEO Mark Hurd.

Hewlett-Packard has plans for Palm’s webOS mobile operating system that go well beyond smartphones and tablet PCs, such as Web-connected printers.

During a conference call with analysts and reporters to announce fiscal second-quarter 2010 results May 18, HP President and CEO Mark Hurd said that while he certainly wants to grow Palm’s smartphone business, the real key to the proposed $1.2 billion deal is Palm’s webOS.

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