The future is mobile, says the former Apple executive, who had seen his role reduced after Hewlett-Packard killed off his webOS for the handheld Palm. Rubinstein is taking a break.
TouchPad, the new tablet computer from HP, will run webOS, an operating system originally developed by Palm.
The Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus will soon be available on the AT&T network. Meanwhile, a Dell phone called the Aero sails for US shores.
Just when you thought it was safe to stop talking about the Droid invasion, one blogger has reported that a Google phone, powered by the Android operating system, is on the way.
Jon Rubinstein says that the Droid has narrow appeal. Try telling that to the reported quarter million consumers that snatched up Droid phones last week alone.