Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Aug 2011 19:34 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Major bombshell, and sorry, but this certainly requires a breaking tag as well: HP has announced it is discontinuing operations for webOS devices - effective immediately. Just like that... The TouchPad and Pre 3 are dead. Eh. Raise your hands if this brings back those painful memories of that infamous 'Focus Shift'. In addition, the company also announced its intention to sell its personal computer business.
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That's the end of HP
by transami on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:05 UTC
transami
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2006-02-28

Somethings not right here. You don't invest heavily in a new technology just to turn around and abandon it first moment some difficulties show up. They had to know this would be a hard sell and would take a year or two to penetrate the market. I mean they had to know this, right? According to this report, it basically means they gave up after less than two months!!!

Are the people running this business complete morons? Now they are going to spin off the PC business too?
Printers won't save them. Don't they know that the tablet is going to kill the printer? I see only one future for HP now. Watch that stock drop like a rock. They are selling out. Bye-bye HP.

P.S. I am so angry about you giving up on WebOS I could spit nails and will never buy another product of yours ever again and I will do my damndest to see no else does either. FUHP.

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