HP getting out of the mobile, tablet business - KMOV.com

HP getting out of the mobile, tablet business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Hewlett-Packard says it will end its tablet computer and smartphone businesses, and it is considering selling its PC business.

HP has been rumored for six months to have been in talks to spin off or sell its PC business. But the smartphone and tablet announcement was surprising.

HP paid $1.8 billion for smartphone maker Palm in 2009, mostly for the webOS software that powered the devices.

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