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: Comment by motang
by runjorel on Thu 18th Aug 2011 21:11 UTC in reply to "Comment by motang"
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I second that. Or at least open source it!!!

Maybe I am a little biased but my first smart phone was a pre. I then went to Android, then went to iOS, and then back to Android. Apps aside, WebOS to me has been by far the best OS. Multitasking, notifications, synergy, and just type are all things that I want and miss the heck out of a mobile OS. The lack of apps hurts a lot, don't get me wrong, but I still think WebOS is superior.

I am in just total disbelief. I knew WebOS products weren't going to kill iOS marketshare, but dang I didn't think it would die so quickly.

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