What a difference two months can make. After announcing it was deeply considering the idea of spinning off its PC division and getting out of the hardware game, HP's doing another 180, insisting it'll still make PCs and that it "needs to be in the tablet business."
The tablets will run Windows 8 and it might or might not come in TouchPad form. And it'll launch next year.
New HP CEO Meg Whitman says that HP's problem is that it has too many products. She's going to chop off a bunch of them.
"One of my observations is that HP tries to do a lot of things," said Whitman. "And I am big believer in doing a small number of things really, really well -- set them up, knock them down, set them up, knock them down."
It sounds like a good strategy that focuses on making a few great products and collecting the higher profit margins from them. I wonder where Whitman could have ever gotten her philosophy from...
What about webOS? It's still under evaluation.