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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RE: Well
by REM2000 on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:51 UTC in reply to "Well"
REM2000
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2006-07-25

i think ill join you, this has to be the worst news ive heard for a while. Im surprised HP didn't give the tablet and webos a little more time, its only been a month, yeah sales have been a little slow but surely if they persist they would start making inroads.

Webos has/had so much potential, i think what would make me a sadder panda would be for webos to disappear, please Open source it HP, don't let it be merged in with Apple/Google/Microsoft's divisions.

Ill admit im a big apple fan and love using my iPad, but i was considering getting a WebOS tablet to try out when they had stabilised the software a little. Out of all of the iOS competitors i was convinced that WebOS was the only one to offer a real challenge, how wrong i was....

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