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: That's the end of HP
by OSbunny on Fri 19th Aug 2011 01:33 UTC in reply to "That's the end of HP"
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Digitimes, a Taiwanese tech site, has been saying for months that HP is looking to sell off its PC business. I think they cited Samsung as a possible buyer. So really this is not as surprising as it looks.

IBM sold it's PC business to Lenova. HP will sell to some other Asian company. Pretty soon there won't be any US owned PC brands. It's only natural that things go this way because PC components have been manufactured in Asia for decades now.

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