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[2]: Makes sense to me.
by zima on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 18:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Makes sense to me."
zima
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... , Lenovo et al. have their laptops manufactured by the same pool of Asian mega-manufacturers, there's really little to differentiate in any sort of profitable way.

Lenovo is an Asian mega-manufacturer; apparently doing decently & growing.

Ah, it would be cute, in a historical sense, if they would grab the remnants of HP PC business - including Compaq, the implementer of pretty much first IBM PC clones. Just a few years after they also grabbed IBM PC business ;)
(but yeah, I don't see any reason why they would want the ballast of HP PC division which by now most likely outsources most everything anyway)

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