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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Makes sense to me.
by Darkmage on Thu 18th Aug 2011 22:48 UTC
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HP might be selling their PC business but there's no proof that they are going to stop making corporate desktops or servers, both of which would be their most profitable segments. HP ditching Compaq makes a lot of sense. Since it's a lot of overhead cost without too much gain. The entire home user market is so low price dog-eat-dog that it makes little sense to invest in it. Corporate desktops/servers are where the money is at right now. Laptops will be a future growth segment and there's no sign that they are abandoning that area.

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