HP won't be double dipping when it comes to webOS and Windows Phone 7—they'll only make webOS phones. And well, it shouldn't be that surprising, Palm and webOS is their $1.2 billion baby after all. When you spend that kind of cash, uh yeah, you're going to use them.
In an interview with CNBC HP Personal Systems Group VP Todd Bradley had this to say about HP's standing with Microsoft (and Android) in smartphones:
We continue to be Microsoft's largest customer, and we continue to believe we will drive innovation with Microsoft. At the same time, I think it's clear to say, that we're very focused on the customer, and giving the customer the experience that's important to them. We won't do — will not do a Linux / Android phone. We won't do a Microsoft phone...Our intent is to focus those resources and really make webOS the best OS it can be.
It's kinda, sorta showing how late Microsoft is coming into the game with Windows Phone 7. HP, Microsoft's biggest partner, had to buy their own OS because Windows Phone 7 wasn't available. [CNBC via Engadget]