Yesterday, HP announced the discontinuation of the TouchPad, Veer, Pixi and Pre WebOS devices.
Wow, I’m surprised. HP spent over a billion dollars to buy Palm just over a year ago and they must have spent hundreds of millions on development costs for the hardware (and software). The TouchPad only launched last month!! Talk about not giving a product a chance to succeed (or even try to succeed).
Since, HP will be having a fire sale for WebOS, hopefully, Amazon will buy it for their ereader devices. Or maybe RIM should buy it for their PlayBook “2” instead of using QNX (WebOS is supposedly a far better OS than QNX). Or better, HP should open source WebOS!! Make the world think you are a wonderful company!!