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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RE[2]: Well
by tuaris on Thu 18th Aug 2011 23:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Well"
tuaris
Member since:
2007-08-05

Palm was cool (until HP gobbled them up like Compaq).

I for one am happy to see HP spinning off their PC business, wish they could do the same for Palm.

HP should have just stuck to laser printers, not ink jets, not computers, not servers, just great LaserJet printers.

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RE[3]: Well
by Morgan on Fri 19th Aug 2011 01:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Well"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I feel pretty much the same, however they should still make servers along with laser printers. HP to me is synonymous with pretty good enterprise class hardware and shitty consumer goods. If they drop the consumer arm and focus solely on mid-to-large business they will likely do better than they are right now.

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RE[3]: Well
by abraxas on Sat 20th Aug 2011 14:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Well"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

HP is more known for its inkjet printer technologies than its laser printing technology. Nobody uses HP laser printers or even PCL-only devices in a production environment. HP inkjet technology on the other hand is used in various production applications from poster printing to postal metering to high volume envelope addressing.

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