Remember WebOS, the innovative and spritely mobile OS that feature new concepts on multitasking and syncing? Well, Jon Rubinstein would really wishes you don't. In an interview with FierceWireless, Rubinstein offers a dismal retrospective on his time at Palm and the year long tenure of HP.
FierceWireless: Looking back, if you could do things over again with the rollout of webOS, would you do anything differently?
Rubinstein: Well, I'm not sure I would have sold the company to HP [Hewlett-Packard]. That's for sure. Talk about a waste*. Not that I had any choice because when you sell a company you don't get to decide that. Obviously, the board and shareholders decide that. If we had known they were just going to shut it down and never really give it a chance to flourish, what would have been the point of selling the company? I think the deal we had with Verizon really hurt us, but who knew that at the time? These things are all hindsight.
The interview is pretty interesting, so check it out at the source.