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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Sad.
by kristoph on Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:42 UTC
kristoph
Member since:
2006-01-01

I always liked the WebOS architecture. We never really built anything for it because there was no market but it's sad to see it go.

I hope they open source it. It would give it a second life.

If not, I think Windows 8 and Metro might be the spiritual successor to WebOS.

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RE: Sad.
by ricegf on Fri 19th Aug 2011 15:17 in reply to "Sad."
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

Gag.

Sorry, while Metro isn't a bad interface from what I've seen, Microsoft's bully tactics make it a non-starter for me. I'd rather use a niche platform (as I do today with my N900) than encourage Microsoft to continue their legal antics.

WebOS was one possibility for my next device; unless another company picks it up or MeeGo gets some market traction (not much sign of that yet), I'm probably left with Android.

*sigh*

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RE[2]: Sad.
by werterr on Sat 20th Aug 2011 12:10 in reply to "RE: Sad."
werterr Member since:
2006-10-03

I'm in the same boat. However I would rather go back to a dumb-phone then ever use that crap they call android.

A dumb-phone + netbook will at least provide me with the same functionality my N900 has.

Otherwise when I hit the jackpot between now and then, I might think about selling my soul to Steve for a dumb/i-phone with a small mac-book-air.

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