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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HP wants to be like IBM
by rdean400 on Fri 19th Aug 2011 03:37 UTC
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They want to get out of businesses they don't think they can make money in. The problem with that thinking is that IBM is better at that game than HP is.

The real tragedy here is that Palm wasn't going to work unless the buyer fixed the execution problems. HP really dropped the ball there. They let Palm go about essentially business as usual and the resulting time-to-market killed the viability of the devices in the marketplace. They were about a year late on all their devices, starting with Pre.

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