Former Palm head honcho Jon Rubinstein leaves HP

Former Palm Chief Exec Jon Rubinstein has left HP, after fulfilling the 24 month commitment period that he signed when HP bought Palm in 2010. “Jon has fulfilled his commitment and we wish him well,”  HP spokeswoman Mylene Mangalindan said. Rubinstein rose to fame in Apple after developing the iMac and PowerMac desktops before leading the charge with the iPod. Rubinstein left Apple in 2006 and joined Palm, and was instrumental in creating the Palm Pre and developing WebOS before being bought by HP in 2010. As for his plans, Rubinstein said, “I am going to take a well deserved break after four and a half years of developing webOS.” We don’t blame the guy – after the rough time he had at HP, he probably deserves all the rest he needs.

Source: All Things D