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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If you say so...
by Governa on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:32 UTC
Governa
Member since:
2006-04-09

"(...) The webOS may have been off to a rocky start in the marketplace, but thanks to HP's infusion of lots of money and developers, it'll be around for a long time to come. (...)"

22 Nov 2010, posted by Thom

If you say so...

Next: RIM, QNX and the unicorns.

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RE: If you say so...
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:36 in reply to "If you say so..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

"(...) The webOS may have been off to a rocky start in the marketplace, but thanks to HP's infusion of lots of money and developers, it'll be around for a long time to come. (...)"

22 Nov 2010, posted by Thom

If you say so...

Next: RIM, QNX and the unicorns.


What, so I was wrong?

I'm not a fanboy of anything, so I'll happily admit that. If it makes you feel any better: I WAS WRONG ABOUT HP AND WEBOS.

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RE[2]: If you say so...
by MOS6510 on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:43 in reply to "RE: If you say so..."
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Still sure about your tablet market share prediction? :-p

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RE: If you say so...
by JAlexoid on Thu 18th Aug 2011 21:52 in reply to "If you say so..."
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

If RIM doesn't get QNX to enterprises or something like that, it's dead. WP7 can hardly compete in the embedded consumer OS, getting beat even by Bada... QNX has no chance...

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