On Friday, Hewlett-Packard confirmed that they will not build phones using Microsoft’s latest mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7.
The PC giant said that they instead exclusively use its webOS software, which it got when it closed its Palm acquisition three weeks ago.
HP’s Personal Systems Group VP, Todd Bradley, spoke with CNBC, and confirmed the news that they would be putting all their efforts into WebOS devices. It’s not something very big HP has done, after all they have spent a whooping $1.2 billion to get it, however, at the same time, HP is also Microsoft’s biggest customer.
This must have come as a disappointment to Microsoft. However, other companies that are currently interested in Microsoft’s mobile OS include – Dell, Asus, LG, HTC and Samsung.