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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Could see it coming a mile away ...
by JeffS on Thu 18th Aug 2011 21:12 UTC
JeffS
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2005-07-12

With Android and iOS devices already dominating, and RIM trying to hold on, and MS WinPn7 trying to stake a foothold, what must have HP brass been smoking to think yet another Mobile platform stood anything more than a snowball's chance of succeeding.

I do seem them auctioning off the IP portfolio of Palm, and at least get some ROI. That will be a real bonanza.

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