HP creates new Mobility division devoted to consumer tablets

New HP division will focus on consumer tablets and will be run by Nokia's ex-Meego head
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Based on a circulating internal memo that's found its way to the folks over at The Verge, HP plans on creating a new division that will be responsible for the tablet side of things. The new Mobility Business Unit will initially specialize in "consumer tablets", but will expand in the future to include other important categories.

The rumored memo was written by Todd Bradley, head of HP's Printing and Personal Systems Group, and the new division will apparently be under the supervision of Nokia's ex-Meego chief, Alberto Torres. Interestingly, HP's upcoming tablet won't be included in the new division, as it will remain under the PC Global Business Unit and James Mouton.

Earlier this week, HP rebranded their Palm/webOS division as Gram, but it is yet unclear whether it will eventually end up under the Mobility Business Unit umbrella. In any case, these changes haven't been officially announced, but with a September 3rd start date listed on the memo, we should hear something soon.


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Ronald Tiefenthäler/Omar Al-Qudsi, 2012-08-19 (Update: 2012-08-19)