HP announces new company and brand for webOS: GRAM

Summary:I thought I saw the last of webOS in 2011 when HP killed off the hardware, but it seems they are keeping it on life support with a new independent HP company called GRAM.

Last year we saw HP kill off Palm and webOS after a frustrating final run by Palm. I still have a TouchPad that never gets used and gave up on webOS with most people last year. However, HP just can't seem to close the door and yesterday we heard news from webOS Nation that the webOS Global Business Unit is becoming it's own independent HP company called GRAM.

The announcement states, "GRAM is a new company leveraging the core strengths of webOS, Enyo, and our Cloud offerings as well as the firepower of our partners to create a technology that will unleash the freedom of the web." There really isn't much in the way of details at this time and it seems like GRAM is focused on the software side of things (read the intro letter on webOS Nation) so I don't think we should get our hopes up of soon seeing a GRAM smartphone or tablet.

What do you think of HP's new company? Are you tired of hearing about webOS and its continued lifelines?

Topics: Mobility


Matthew Miller started using mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host, with ZDNet's Kevin Tofel, of the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned more than 2... Full Bio

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