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Friday, 19 August 2011 10:42

HP kills off webOS operations

Written by Nedim Hadzic
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Says it will explore other options for webOS
HP reported that it plans on discontinuing operations for webOS devices, namely its TouchPad and phones based on webOS. This might not come as surprise, especially considering that TouchPad hasn't had the greatest of times when it comes to sales.

To be honest, the OS had potential, but that’s basically all it ever had. Sales weren’t quite great and the same goes for apps and updates. This means that smartphones are now one OS competitor lighter, leaving Android, WP7, iOS and Blackberry.

Naturally, HP is trying to make things seem as not so bad and claims it is exploring other options. These options will include HP's own and third party devices, licensing, other manufacturers, etc. Yup, it’s dead all right.


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+4 #1 nt300 2011-08-19 11:13
There's rumour that HP may sell it's PC section and get our of that business only sticking with printers and such...
 
 
-6 #2 MrScary 2011-08-19 11:39
Quoting nt300:
There's rumour that HP may sell it's PC section and get our of that business only sticking with printers and such...

The rumours say that, what a crazy world, they all are going bankrupt, blackberry will be next
 
 
+3 #3 evolucion8 2011-08-19 13:49
Quoting nt300:
There's rumour that HP may sell it's PC section and get our of that business only sticking with printers and such...


That move mimmicks IBM's move when it sold off its PC bussiness to Lenovo some time ago. I loved WebOS but I think that HP failed to capitalize and gobbled Palm just for the sake of less competition...
 
 
+2 #4 gamoniac 2011-08-19 15:36
Most foresaw the hard journey ahead of WebOS... but HP will probably still make tons of money by suing with the patents it has acquired from Palm.

We are in a crazy patent war. Someone needs to do something about this. If not, I am going back to school to study law (why didn't I?).
 
 
0 #5 mystikalrush 2011-08-20 14:06
Yeah HP is going all down under, only Printers and Software will be supported, everything else gone. Get your touchpads $99 while they last!
 
 
-2 #6 Warrior24_7 2011-08-20 21:26
"Apple singlehandedly knocked HP out of the PC, smartphone and tablet business," Gleacher & Co. analyst Brian Marshall said in an interview."

Daaaamn!! Apple knocked out the largest tech company in the world with a phone and a pad. Apple's dominance cannot be denied. This is what happens when you have such a superior product.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/In-nod-to-IBM-HP-overhaul-apf-3036187722.html?x=0
 
 
0 #7 bardenck 2011-08-21 00:37
Quoting evolucion8:
Quoting nt300:
There's rumour that HP may sell it's PC section and get our of that business only sticking with printers and such...


That move mimmicks IBM's move when it sold off its PC bussiness to Lenovo some time ago. I loved WebOS but I think that HP failed to capitalize and gobbled Palm just for the sake of less competition...



all true, IBM has capitalized on the supercomputing business and xbox cpu tho.
 
 
+2 #8 bardenck 2011-08-21 00:39
Quoting Warrior24_7:
"Apple singlehandedly knocked HP out of the PC, smartphone and tablet business," Gleacher & Co. analyst Brian Marshall said in an interview."

Daaaamn!! Apple knocked out the largest tech company in the world with a phone and a pad. Apple's dominance cannot be denied. This is what happens when you have such a superior product.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/In-nod-to-IBM-HP-overhaul-apf-3036187722.html?x=0



their product is inferior...but their support is MASSIVE!..apps etc. marketing is the key....not going to lie...apple is a verrry innovative company. iphone, ipad, itouch, ipod all started these revolutions. but when it comes to apples desktops and laptops they are tremendously underpowered.
 
 
-1 #9 Warrior24_7 2011-08-22 07:55
Quoting bardenck:
their product is inferior...but their support is MASSIVE!..apps etc. marketing is the key....not going to lie...apple is a verrry innovative company. iphone, ipad, itouch, ipod all started these revolutions. but when it comes to apples desktops and laptops they are tremendously underpowered.


Inferior to what, the largest "PC" company that they just b!tch slapped out of the industry? :D The PC is "slumping", Intel, Nvidia, and the DOO DOO machine are bracing for impact and HP just folded their tent on the whole thing. All the while Apple is booming! So who are you trying to sell this $h!t to? You're not even credible and you make no sense. Apple created a market and captured it! Android is a mess and people are realizing it.
 

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