HP Kills webOS Devices

| August 18, 2011 | Reply

Well that didn’t last long, did it?

After acquiring struggling Palm in April of 2010 for $1.2 billion, HP announced that they will be discontinuing operations for webOS devices (specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones) today during their earnings call. They say they will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward. What this means for the existing stock of the slow-selling TouchPad and the new Pre 3 isn’t yet known.

Things aren’t looking good for webOS’s future, as it’s hard to imagine HP utilizing the OS with their printers and such without the OS being involved on the device side.

 

Source: BusinessWire

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