HP surprised by interest in discounted TouchPads

Commits to ensuring that all WebOS device owners will have ?a positive experience?
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The head of HP’s personal systems group in the UK and Ireland, Paul Hunter, has sent out an email stating that whatever the outcome of HPs recent shock announcement, the UK PSG team will continue to function as usual.

“Let me be absolutely clear in saying that at no stage has HP said it is quitting the PC business. Three options are being investigated, and whether the company is spun off, sold or kept in the HP portfolio, the team in the UK remains committed to creating and supporting great products and services,” said Hunter in the email.

“I’d also like to reaffirm our commitment to our UK customers regarding both PC products and those that bought WebOS devices. All WebOS products will be supported and HP fully intends to support the future development of the WebOS platform, though again how that will be managed is still under discussion.”

He also indicated that the level of interest in the discounted TouchPads had taken the company by surprise, but said that it would ensure that his team remained committed to the WebOS platform.

“The sheer scale of interest in the discounted products took us a little by surprise,” admitted Hunter

“We are now working on ensuring everyone that owns a webOS device has a positive experience. And that is my focus now; to ensure each and every interaction with the PSG UK business, be that from a customer, reseller, partner or journalist is a positive one. These are changing but exciting times. My UK team and I are fully committed to leading this world class business to a new and prosperous future.”

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