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WebOS Evangelist Rahul Sood Leaves HP

Finally we have a mobile operating system we can be proud of. You know, I’m never one to say something I don’t believe – I never really liked Windows Mobile, although Mobile 7 looks to be potentially awesome (you’d think after a decade or so it’s about time?).

I’m glad we finally bought PALM and now the possibilities are truly great. If you have not tried webOS you truly owe it to yourself just to try it. It’s so freaking awesome. The biggest complaint right now is people want to see more hardware choices – I think we all know that.

Rahul Sood, July 24, 2010

Well, this is unfortunate. Rahul Sood, Hewlett-Packard’s CTO of Global Gaming and its de facto webOS evangelist, is leaving the company.

“It is with mixed emotions that I have decided to resign from my position as the CTO of Global Gaming for Hewlett-Packard, my last day will be December 1 2010,” Sood said in a post to his blog. “I’ve struggled with this decision for many months. I have effectively been employed with one job for 20+ years (voodoo+hp) so it is the most difficult move that I have ever made in my life.”

Odd to hear Sood’s bailing on HP, particularly after a September blog post in which he touted the webOS hardware the company supposedly has in the pipeline. Odder still, when his departure follows those of Ben Galbraith and Dion Almaer, co-directors of Palm’s developer program, who left HP only a few weeks ago.


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