Humberto Saabedra is the Editor-in-Chief of AnimeNews.bizPhoneNews.com and an occasional columnist for Ani.me. He can also be found musing on things at @AnimeNewsdotbiz

15 responses to “HP Demotes Jon Rubenstein Upward, Out of webOS Group”

  1. good thing Ruby is moving on - Page 2 - PreCentral Forums

    […] Jay HP Demotes Jon Rubenstein Upward, Out of webOS Group By Humberto Saabedra on July 11, 2011 HP Demotes Jon Rubenstein Upward, Out of webOS Group | PhoneNews.com HP has announced in a purely shareholder focused press release that it has moved former Palm CEO […]

  2. Breaking: HP to Discontinue webOS Mobile Hardware Development | PhoneNews.com

    […] of webOS software going forward.The elimination of webOS hardware development follows the previous upward demotion of Jon Rubenstein last month in favor of the previous head of the HP Americas group responsible for […]

  3. Gerry M.

    “In an interview earlier this year during its HP/Palm Think Beyond media event, Jon Rubenstein admitted that Palm lost an entire product cycle in development time as a consequence of putting itself up for sale and being subsequently purchased by HP. As a result, the Pre 2 ended up as a quiet launch on Verizon Wireless while first generation webOS devices were left to rot after previously being promised updates to webOS 2.0, severely damaging customer perception.”

    Wrong again… Jon Rubenstein never understood that the market was always looking for an alternative iOS that was much cheaper. WebOS could’ve been the true competition to the iPad and the iPhone, but the price always turned interest down. He failed on PALM when lauching the Pre, and he failed again the second time when launching the Touchpad.

    The sudden demand for Touchpads after the fire sale was proof that the market was very interested in webOS, but it was not ready to pay premium fees for a product that wasn’t established yet. A 1 month promotion lauch with Pres for $50 in 2010 or touchpads for $200 would’ve put a large number of webOS devices on people’s hand in order to be able to awaken interest from developers to consider making apps for them.

    Amazon read it perfectly lauching the kindle fire. They will be #2 very soon.

  4. Blog ALL » HP Rescues PCs — But Without a Tablet, Can It Save Itself?

    […] Rubenstein, who came to HP with the Palm acquisition and was running the WebOS program, has been pushed into a marginal position in the Personal Systems Group (the one HP was considering spinning off […]

  5. | Blog | HP Rescues PCs — But Without a Tablet, Can It Save Itself?

    […] Rubenstein, who came to HP with the Palm acquisition and was running the WebOS program, has been pushed into a marginal position in the Personal Systems Group (the one HP was considering spinning off […]

  6. HP Rescues PCs — But Without a Tablet, Can It Save Itself? | fronteira sem limites

    […] Rubenstein, who came to HP with the Palm acquisition and was running the WebOS program, has been pushed into a marginal position in the Personal Systems Group (the one HP was considering spinning off […]

  7. HP Rescues PCs — But Without a Tablet, Can It Save Itself? | Tech Dott - Daily Technology News Magazine

    […] Rubenstein, who came to HP with the Palm acquisition and was running the WebOS program, has been pushed into a marginal position in the Personal Systems Group (the one HP was considering spinning off […]

  8. HP Rescues PCs — But Without a Tablet, Can It Save Itself? | bursst.com

    […] Rubenstein, who came to HP with the Palm acquisition and was running the WebOS program, has been pushed into a marginal position in the Personal Systems Group (the one HP was considering spinning off […]

  9. HP Rescues PCs -- But Without a Tablet, Can It Save Itself?

    […] Rubenstein, who came to HP with the Palm acquisition and was running the WebOS program, has been pushed into a marginal position in the Personal Systems Group (the one HP was considering spinning off […]

  10. HP Rescues PCs — But Without a Tablet, Can It Save Itself? | Tablet OS News and Info

    […] Rubenstein, who came to HP with the Palm acquisition and was running the WebOS program, has been pushed into a marginal position in the Personal Systems Group (the one HP was considering spinning off […]

  11. HP Rescues PCs — But Without a Tablet, Can It Save Itself? Down With A.P.P.

    […] Rubenstein, who came to HP with the Palm acquisition and was running the WebOS program, has been pushed into a marginal position in the Personal Systems Group (the one HP was considering spinning off […]

  12. worldnew » HP Rescues PCs — But Without a Tablet, Can It Save Itself?

    […] Rubenstein, who came to HP with the Palm acquisition and was running the WebOS program, has been pushed into a marginal position in the Personal Systems Group (the one HP was considering spinning off […]

  13. HP Rescues PCs — But Without a Tablet, Can It Save Itself? | Brian's Blog Site

    […] Rubenstein, who came to HP with the Palm acquisition and was running the WebOS program, has been pushed into a marginal position in the Personal Systems Group (the one HP was considering spinning off […]

  14. HP Rescues PCs — But Without a Tablet, Can It Save Itself? | Startup Help

    […] Rubenstein, who came to HP with the Palm acquisition and was running the WebOS program, has been pushed into a marginal position in the Personal Systems Group (the one HP was considering spinning off […]

  15. HP Rescues PCs — But Without a Tablet, Can It Save Itself? | BSITPRO.COM

    […] Rubenstein, who came to HP with the Palm acquisition and was running the WebOS program, has been pushed into a marginal position in the Personal Systems Group (the one HP was considering spinning off […]

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