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Verdict on WebOS Coming in Two Weeks Says HP

Hewlett Packard plans to pronounce its judgement on the fate of webOS platform within the next two weeks.

The computer giant's CEO Meg Whitman, in an interview with Le Figaro, informed that HP will reveal its plans for the operating system in another two weeks.

The announcement comes in the midst of rabid speculations, which claim that HP will either embed webOS in its Windows based PCs or sell it to the highest bidder, which might include IBM, Oracle, RIM and Amazon.

"We should announce our decision in the next two weeks. This is not an easy decision, because we have a team of 600 people, which is in limbo. We need to have another operating system." she told the French newspaper.

The company had acquired webOS when it had purchased smartphone maker Palm for $1.3 billion. HP had redesigned the platform and released smartphones and a tablet running on it. The HP TouchPad tablet was axed by the company after 48 days of launch.

The sudden axing gave rise to a US-wide firesale, with consumers grabbing the tablet for as low as $99. A recent report revealed that after the iPad, the TouchPad had the largest share in the tablet market.