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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Comment by clasqm
by clasqm on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:34 UTC
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2010-09-23

Unexpected "bombshell" announcements most likely reflect internal boardroom battles. Only twenty years later, when someone writes his memoirs but nobody cares any more, do we ordinary joes get to find out what happened.

Next item on the agenda: watch the sharks circling as HP auctions off the patents held by former acquisitions Compaq and Palm. In fact, the BeOS source code should be in a drawer somewhere. I bid $10 for that, just for sentimental reasons.

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RE: Comment by clasqm
by Morgan on Fri 19th Aug 2011 02:39 in reply to "Comment by clasqm"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I'll throw in with your bid, but only if you agree to open source it. Let's see how quickly Haiku R1 can come about! :-D

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