HP Separates Handheld and Notebook Groups

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HP has announced that its handheld business will be a separate unit within the company’s Personal Systems Group (PSG).

Until now, the iPAQ development team was combined with notebooks as part of the Mobility Business Unit.

“The converged device market is growing at more than 60 percent a year,” said Todd Bradley, executive vice president for the PSG. “This realignment positions the handheld team to more clearly focus on navigating this fast-paced market while PSG continues to accelerate its trend of profitable growth.”

Dave Rothschild has been appointed vice president of the new handheld unit. He will report directly to Bradley.

Rothschild, who has more than 25 years of high-tech experience and comes to HP most recently from Sun Microsystems, will be responsible for all aspects of HP’s worldwide handheld business.

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