Former Palm CEO Rubenstein, Hands Off with the HP WebOS

Palm CEO RubensteinJon Rubenstein, ex Palm CEO, is walking away from his central role in webOS supervision at HP, with Stephen DeWitt of the personal system team walking in to take control of the TouchPad and Smartphone platform.  The current role of Rubenstein as senior vice president for production modernization for the personal systems group will let him to “leverage his experience with consumer products to propel innovation across a broad range of areas”; on the other hand, that is not restoring the confidence of TouchPad owners, who are worried that HP is reducing its eagerness for the webOS platform.

The most famous reschedule from the Palm acquisition a year ago, Rubenstein has been qualified not just for driving expansion of webOS 3.0 but of the roadmap of platform all together.  While early reviews of the TouchPad, you could discover SlashGear’s review here were joined, in the majority cases discovery under whelming hardware, there was a slight hesitation that webOS had the possible for something far more inspiring.

Through changing Rubentein ahead of control over webOS, however, the apprehension is that HP’s more ordinary approach to PCs, notebooks and printers may sap several of the magic of the Palm platform.  HP itself says that actually the exec shamble will “accelerate the scale and growth of its existing webOS business as well as to expand and enhance other HP product lines.

That will probably see webOS create its much-discussed debut on PC range of HP, with printers and may be other peripherals.  There are as well some latest gadgets projected from the leaked webOS roadmap in the approaching months.