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Just Like HP, Samsung Has No Interest in HP’s PC Business

by Killian Bell | August 24, 2011August 24, 2011 3:00 am PST

Recent speculation may have led you to believe that Samsung was gearing up to acquire HP’s newly abandoned personal computer business, but just like HP itself, Samsung just isn’t interested. In a statement issued this morning, the Korean company confirmed that it has “no intention” of making a move for HP’s PCs.

Rumors that Samsung was interested in the business began shortly after HP announced its intentions to focus on the enterprise market last week — leaving its personal computer arm out in the cold without a raincoat. The deal, which would have made Samsung one of the largest PC makers in the world, seemed to make some sense.

However, in a statement issued to MarketWatch today, Samsung has confirmed that there’s nothing to the rumors:

Samsung Electronics said Wednesday that it has no intention of taking over Hewlett-Packard’s personal computer business.

The comment came amid market speculation that the South Korean electronics giant may buy H-P’s PC business after the U.S. firm last week unveiled plans to sell or spin off its personal-computer business.

Just like those of us who were fans of the webOS platform and the devices that accompanied it, I’m sure those interested in HP’s PCs are a little disappointed that Samsung won’t be taking over. As things stand, HP’s personal computers are left for dead.

But at least they won’t go alone. If you haven’t been keeping up with the whole HP fiasco, the company also announced the death of its TouchPad tablet and Pre smartphone. Unlike these devices, however, HP’s existing selection of PCs — which run the Windows operating system — have at least some future. Unfortunately, we can’t stay the same about the TouchPad and the Pre.

Are you disappointed that Samsung won’t be acquiring HP’s PC business, or will you simply look to another manufacturer?

[via The Next Web]


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...