Linked by David Adams on Thu 18th Aug 2011 19:13 UTC
In the News Hewlett-Packard Co. , the world's largest computer maker, is in talks to buy [database search software vendor] Autonomy Corp. for about $10 billion and plans to spin off its personal-computer business, people with direct knowledge of the matter said. Is this an indicator of the Post PC Era?
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WebOS gone too?
by MOS6510 on Thu 18th Aug 2011 19:29 UTC
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2011-05-12

http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/18/hp-will-discontinue-operations-f...

And they just released the HP Pre 3 and a souped up tablet.

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RE: WebOS gone too?
by Pro-Competition on Thu 18th Aug 2011 19:45 in reply to "WebOS gone too?"
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2007-08-20

Ouch. I hoped they wouldn't give up so soon, but it was probably inevitable. :^(

The best (only) way that things advance quickly and improve for the customer is when there is lively competition between different companies. Mobile is interesting (and PCs are boring) right now for this exact reason.

Oh, well. Maybe I can pick up a bargain or two...

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RE: WebOS gone too?
by Lennie on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:26 in reply to "WebOS gone too?"
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2007-09-22

Just today I had seen the live streaming of their WebOS presentation at LinuxCon:

http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon/schedule

Their was nothing mentioned about it.

The text is also very confusing:

"...it will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones."
...
"HP will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward."

They will ditch the hardware but the software remains ?

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RE[2]: WebOS gone too?
by MOS6510 on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:34 in reply to "RE: WebOS gone too?"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

It doesn't say anything really, it's just a statement for the shareholders telling them webOS will make some money, some way.

Either they'll use it in some other product or sell/license it, which they need to do very quick before Android and iOS grab the entire market. One would expect they already have this planned before announcing they're quitting on the Touchpad and Pre.

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